Shes A Sassy Beach, Hawaii take Harvest finals
November 03, 2020
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The Harvest Series for Ontario-sired 2-year-old fillies concluded Monday with a pair of finals at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
A field of nine squared off in the $46,000 final for pacing fillies, while a compact group of six clashed in the $45,400 final for trotting fillies.
Ken Middleton trainee Shes A Sassy Beach and driver Sylvain Filion came out on top in the pacing fillies final to complete a series sweep.
Shes A Sassy Beach blasted off the wings of the gate into a strong headwind and was parked around the first turn as she pushed to the top, clearing to command just after a :27.1 opener. Dabarndawgswatchin, who was also searching for a series sweep, came after the lead in the second quarter from fourth, touching down on the lead at the half in :55.4.
The 6-5 co-favorites raced one-two around the final turn with Dabarndawgswatchin reaching the three-quarter pole in 1:24.3.
In the stretch, Shes A Sassy Beach angled to the outside and powered by to score a victory of two lengths in 1:55.2. Trouble Brewing rallied for second, while Dabarndawgswatchin was third. Shes Got It All was fourth.
Shes A Sassy Beach vaults her career numbers up to four wins and $65,683 earned. The Sunshine Beach filly is co-owned and bred by Mohawk Park track announcer Middleton and the late Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame member Bill Galvin.
A $2 win ticket on Shes A Sassy Beach returned $4.60.
A clear standout, Hawaii took care of business with a 1:59.2 score at odds of 1/9 for driver Trevor Henry and trainer Rick Zeron. The daughter of Justice Hall floated away casually, making the front entering the backstretch, and posted fractions of :59.2 and 1:29 before a :30.2 final quarter into a stiff headwind.
Fuzzy Angel, who led early, sat the two-hole and finished a length and a half back in second. Tealicious was third, while A Blue Blood was fourth.
Owned by Rick Zeron Stables, Hawaii’s sweep of the Harvest Series improves her rookie numbers to three wins and $76,325 earned in nine starts. Her second leg victory of 1:56.4 is her current career mark.
Hawaii paid $2.30 to win.
The Harvest Series was open to Ontario-sired 2-year-old fillies who were non-winners of $30,000 in 2020 as of Sept. 30, 2020. (WEG)