O'Sullivan hoping to Mach A Wish in Blossom
April 13, 2012
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Trainer Tony O'Sullivan always admired Mach A Wish and ultimately that led to him purchase the lightly-raced 3-year-old filly just a few weeks ago.
Now, the daughter of Mach Three could give O'Sullivan the largest return on his investment when she goes postward in the inaugural edition of Blossom Pacing Series final on Saturday at Woodbine.
With a record of 4-0-1 from six career appearances, Mach A Wish is certainly on the right track to a successful 2012 campaign.
"I really like her,” O'Sullivan said. "An agent put her to me and I figure she would be a nice Sires Stakes horse and she may be a little better than we thought."
After capturing the opening round of the Blossom Series in a career-best 1:53.2, Mach A Wish finished a disappointing fifth for O'Sullivan and co-owner Dr. David Goodrow.
"If she's as good as she was in the first leg, I think she will be very competitive in the final,” O'Sullivan said. "Last week, in the second division, she wasn't as good and wasn't steering right.”
Mach A Wish will begin from post three in $50,000 event for driver Scott Zeron in race eight.
O'Sullivan also notes that two prominent pacers from his stable are nearing their return.
Alsace Hanover, who set a 1:48.3 world record in last year's Adios, will be scheduled to qualify at Mohawk in the coming weeks. The son of The Panderosa banked $963,424 lifetime for owner John Fielding while racing on the Grand Circuit.
Sing For Me George, who took his 1:51.2 lifetime-best last season as a freshman, will qualify on Thursday, April 19, according to the Cambridge trainer. The black gelding banked $92,096 last season for owner Joseph Martinelli.
The son of Bettor's Delight will be prepared for the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup slated for June 16 at Mohawk. (WEG)