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Thursday Thoughts: Mohawk Park and Running Aces Weekend Preview

by Al Cimaglia

September 13, 2018

Over this weekend Grand Circuit Racing will be front and center in Milton Ontario at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The headliners on Saturday night will be the Peaceful Way for 2-year-old filly trotters, the Wellwood Memorial for 2-year-old trotting colts, the Canadian Trotting Classic Open and the Elegantimage Final for 3-year-old filly trotters. 

Grand Circuit driver and trainer standings are tight right now. Driver Tim Tetrick has accumulated 843.50 points while Yannick Gingras sits in second place with 820.50. The top conditioner is Ron Burke with 697.50 and Jimmy Takter follows in second place with 629 points. 

Listed below are the horses, drivers and trainers in post-position order for each Mohawk stake race. 

Race 3-Peaceful Way Final-Purse $385,000 
1-Presto Change O-S Filion-P Reid 
2- Susy-J Takter-J Takter 
3-The Ice Dutchess-Y Gingras-Takter 
4-Sisters Promise-Ti Tetrick-L Toscano 
5-Evident Beauty-D Miller-R Norman 
6-Angies Luckeylady-Trev Henry-S Henry 
7-Teddys Littleangel-P Macdonell-T Macdonnell 
8-Tommi Canu Hearme-C Christoforou-R Jones 
9-Speed Titan-S Zeron-M Melander 
10-Hp Titania Runner-L Roy-R Bourassa 

Race 5-William Wellwood Memorial-Purse $400,000 
1-White Tiger-A Macdonald-H Poulton 
2-Okeanos-R Mayotte-R Mayotte 
3-Green Manalishi S-Ti Tetrick-M Melander 
4-Union Forces-S Zeron-D Cecere 
5-Hudson River-J Takter-J Takter 
6-Smart As Hill-B Mcclure-M Keeling 
7-Swandre The Giant-Y Gingras-J Takter 
8-Kings County-D Miller-D Cecere 
9-Southwind Avenger-Trev Henry-R Norman 
10-While Your Up-S Filion-C Beelby 

Race 7-Canadian Trotting Classic Final-Purse $665,000 
1-Missle Hill-D Miller-T Alagna 
2-Mets Hall-A Miller-J Miller 
3-You Know You Do-Y Gingras-J Takter 
4-For A Dreamer-Ja Macdonald-B Maxwell 
5-Lawmaker-A Macdonald-H Poulton 
6-Alarm Detector-Trev Henry-B Baillargeon 
7-Run Director-S Filion-B Baillargeon 
8-Fiftydallarbill-B Miller-W Crone 
9-Winning American-L Roy-P Reid 
10-Crystal Fashion-Ti Tetrick-J Campbell 
11-Zephyr Kronos-J Takter-J Takter 

Race 10-Elegantimage Final-Purse $340,000 
1-Phaetosive-T Smedshammer-T Smedshammer 
2-Manchego-Y Gingras-J Takter 
3-Alloveragain-Ra Waples-J Bax 
4-Blonde Magic-J Jamieson-T Durand 
5-Jordan Blue Chip-Ti Tetrick-M Keeling 
6-Atlanta-S Zeron-Ri Zeron 
7-Sneeker Hanover-P Macdonell-D Marfisi 

Also, on Saturday night Running Aces concludes its meet with a Night of Champions with total purses of over $400,000. For the first time in the history of the track there will be a $100,000 Jackpot Pick 5 guarantee and there is a mandatory payout. Post time is 6:00 PM CST for the 12-race card. 

At Running Aces on the Night of Champions Xpressbet will offer 10X XB Rewards Points on the entire card (no restriction on bet types). 

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