Kayla Grace was most impressive, winning the $15,000 final of the Wallflower Series on Thursday at Northfield Park. The sophomore filly is owned by the Michigan-based partnership of ECS Racing and Kevin St Charles. Her trainer, Steve Novak, called upon Skip DeMull for the winning drive.
Kayla Grace (He's All That-A Maze Of Grace-Cole Muffler) drew post three in a field of nine. She was parked and used hard through though a sizzling :26.4 opening quarter. When Kayla Grace finally made the lead she appeared on cruise control the rest of the mile, posting fractions of :55.2, 1:25 and 1:53.4. She finished a commanding 7 ¼ lengths ahead of her competition. The mile clocking was a new lifetime mark for Kayla Grace. Completing the race were Friskie Town, Hazel's All Sass, Stylish Dapper, CG Satin, Stirling Cordelia, Norma Jean, Glam World and Bellas Quik.
Thursday's win was the fifth win in eight starts in 2014 and her 17th win in 20 career efforts. It elevated her lifetime earnings to $81,127. She was the race favorite and paid $3.60 to win. (Northfield Park)