Filion wins 6 at Mohawk, 4 in Grassroots
July 17, 2019
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Sylvain Filion put on a driving clinic Tuesday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park by winning six races.
Filion scored six wins in 10 drives with four of his victories coming in Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots action for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings.
Filion busted into the win column in the evening’s third race with rookie pacing colt Allywag Hanover ($2.70) for trainer Casie Coleman. The veteran reinsman proceeded to post victories in the following two races, both OSS Grassroots events, with Tabloid Writer ($13.20) for Ben Baillargeon and Quick Tour ($10.20) for Mark Horner.
After a one-race break from the winner’s circle, Filion kicked off his second natural hat trick of the card with Kevin McMaster trainee Dontblvmejustwatch ($3.40) in an OSS Grassroots contest. His fifth and sixth victories of the card came with 6-year-old trotting mare P L Jill ($2.90) for Baillargeon and 2-year-old gelded pacer My Land ($9.20) for Gerard Demers in an OSS contest.
Filion nearly made it seven wins on the evening, as he finished second in the finale with rookie pacing colt Better B Swift.
The six-win night gives Filion 150 victories this season at Woodbine Mohawk Park and a 34-win lead in the drivers’ standings over nearest rival Louis Philippe Roy. (WEG)