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Momara To Continue Grassroots Streak?

Published: September 7, 2013 2:48 am ET

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Grand River Raceway fans will witness an Ontario Sires Stakes heavyweight showdown in the fourth of five two-year-old pacing filly Grassroots divisions on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Ranged along the starting gate in the eighth race will be four of the fillies currently ranked among the top 10 point earners, including division leader Momara, who has not been bested since the Aug. 2 Battle of the Belles at Grand River where she finished second to stablemate Lady Shadow.

Aside from the Battle of the Belles Final, Momara’s only other loss through seven lifetime starts came in the Grassroots season opener at Georgian Downs where she finished second. The Gregg McNair trainee boasts a Grassroots point tally of 225 from four wins and one second and will take aim on win number five from post one on Wednesday. Guelph resident McNair shares ownership of the Lis Mara daughter with Leonard Gamble of Etobicoke, Don MacDonald of Amherstburg and David Kryway of Amherstburg.

First in the group of fillies hoping to best Momara is Shadows Wonder, who will line up to the division leader’s right at post two. The Shadow Play daughter is riding her own two race win streak in Grassroots action and is currently ranked fourth in the standings with 116 points.

Dr. Ian Moore of Guelph trains Shadows Wonder for his partners R G McGroup Ltd. of Bathurst, N.B., and Serge Savard of Saint-Bruno, Que.

From post three, Shes A Hotmama is in a fight to keep her spot in the top 10, sitting in a tie for ninth with 93 points. Only the top 10 point earners advance to the $50,000 Grassroots Championship at Mohawk Racetrack on Sept. 21. The Major Hottie daughter posted a win in the July 9 Grassroots event at Georgian Downs, but has been unable to find her way back to the winner’s circle. Stephen Charlton trains Shes A Hotmama for Larocque Racing Stable Inc. of Thornhill and Kathleen Charlton of Clifford.

Girlsgotmachzie is the final top 10 point earner in the eighth race and will make her bid for a second Grassroots win from post five. The Mach Three filly captured her July 22 division at Mohawk Racetrack for trainer Victor Puddy and owner Percy Elkins of Campbellville, then added two seconds, one fourth and one seventh to her tally for 110 points.

Post time for Wednesday’s talent laden program is 7:05 pm and Grand River Raceway will feature the two-year-old pacing fillies in races two, four, six, eight and 10.

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