World record holder, American Jewel, once again found victory lane at Mohawk as she lowered the $205,871 Simcoe Stakes record to 1:49.4 in the lone division on Monday evening.
Driven by Tim Tetrick for trainer Jim Takter, American Jewel captured the Fan Hanover final earlier this year at the Campbellville oval and in doing so she became the fastest sophomore filly in history with her 1:48.2 performance.
Heavily favored American Jewel settled in fourth position in the early stages as Sarandon Blue Chip (Dave Miller) cleared to the front past the opening station in :27.
As the fillies marched past the half in :54.4, Tetrick angled American Jewel to the outside cleared to the lead before three-quarters in 1:22.2 en route to a comfortable three and three-quarter length score. Class Of O Nine (Randy Waples) finished second, over Angel Scent (Jody Jamieson).
"I was trying to keep her in as long as I could and save ground because she's got some big races coming up and she really responded well tonight,” Tetrick said following the win. "You never underestimate any of the competition. There in a race like this for a reason. We've had a few bumps along the road but she seems to back on her game.”
Brittany Farms owns the 13-time winner who increased her bankroll to $1,419,562. The bay has crafted a 5-3-1 record this season from nine starts. (WEG)