Fillies will be in the spotlight at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening, as the Campbellville oval will host Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series legs for the 2-year-old pacing and 3-year-old trotting lasses.
Undefeated Bee A Magician will put her 12-race win streak on the line from post 4 in the first of two $105,000 sophomore trotting filly divisions. The daughter of Kadabra and driver Rick Zeron of Oakville will tackle a field of seven fillies in their final prep before the Sept. 28 Super Final, where Bee A Magician will hope to repeat as the division champion.
Melvin Hartman, Herb Liverman and David McDuffee share ownership of Bee A Magician, who has banked $966,979 in her flawless 11-race sophomore season while battling the best fillies in North America.
Current division point leader Motown Muscle will square off against Bee A Magician for the seventh time this season from post 2. The daughter of Muscle Mass came within a head of halting her rival's win streak in the Aug. 10 Mid-Summer Challenge, and will be taking another shot at the task on Friday. Ben Baillargeon conditions Motown Muscle for owner-breeders Bet Max Stables and Benenati Inc.
The 2-year-old pacing fillies return to Gold Series action on Friday for the first time since their Mid-Summer Challenge at Mohawk on July 19. Division leader and Mid-Summer Challenge victor Nefertiti Bluechip will be looking for her fourth victory from post 8 in the first $105,000 division.
Jack Darling owns and trains the daughter of Shadow Play, who prepped for Friday's test with a Sept. 4 qualifier over the Mohawk oval, finishing second to her stablemate Alibi Seelster in a 1:57.1 clocking. Alibi Seelster will make her own bid for a fourth victory from post 10 in the second division.
Among the fillies Alibi Seelster will face is Battle of the Belles winner Lady Shadow, who has not raced since she captured the Aug. 5 event at Grand River Raceway. Guelph resident Gregg McNair conditions the Shadow Play filly for Lindsey and Connie Rankin.
The 2-year-old pacing fillies are featured in Races 1 and 6 on Friday, while the 3-year-old trotting fillies will impress Mohawk Racetrack fans in Races 2 and 3. The evening's first race will go behind the starting gate at 7:25 p.m. (OSS)