Leading owner Brad Grant and leading driver Doug McNair teamed up to once again sweep the Preferred paces on Saturday night (Nov. 18) at Woodbine Racetrack. It was a rainy Saturday evening at the Toronto oval, but that didn’t slow down the momentum of last week’s Preferred winners Easy Lover Hanover and Witch Dali.
Easy Lover Hanover was the 2-5 favorite in the C$34,000 Preferred and picked up his third consecutive victory with an easy looking 1:53 score. Driver Doug McNair got away third with the Ben Wallace trainee and made a backstretch brush to the lead before the half.
Easy Lover Hanover proceeded to post fractions of :56.1 and 1:25, before stepping home in :28 for the victory. Nirvana Seelster was second, while Ellis Park was third.
Saturday’s victory gives Easy Lover Hanover six wins in 21 starts this season. The 4-year-old gelded son of Somebeachsomewhere has banked over C$164,000 this season to bring his career totals to 22 wins and C$530,509 earned.
McNair’s victory with Easy Lover Hanover gave him four on the card.
The Wallace trainee paid $2.90 to win.
Witch Dali went coast-to-coast to win the C$30,000 Mares Preferred in 1:53.3.
The Richard Moreau trained 6-year-old cut out fractions of :27.1, :56.4 and 1:25.2, before kicking home in :28.1 to win by a 1-1/2 lengths. Moreau’s other student Ms Mac N Cheese finished second, while L A Delight was third.
Witch Dali is now three for 20 this season with C$97,320 banked. The daughter of Dali is now a 22-time winner and her career earnings now sit at C$445,668. The Moreau trainee paid $7.70 to win. (WEG)