Text Me takes OSS Gold at Mohawk
May 31, 2010
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Text Me rebounded from a sub-par fourth-place effort in last week’s elimination to capture the $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack - the first OSS event of the season in this division.
With Randy Waples in the bike, the son of Kadabra - Dial Nile shot straight to the front from post nine and laid down splits of :28.1 and :57.1 before facing third-quarter pressure from Quantum Starship and Trevor Ritchie.
Text Me was prompted along through three-quarters in 1:25.3 before Quantum Starship made a costly break in stride. As the field turned for home, Text Me came under siege from a host of trotters but dug deep for a three-quarter length victory in 1:55.1.
Longshot Whit Ken landed the place spot with Hidden Message finishing third and Dontgetinhisway rounding out the top four. The winner returned $15.50 while triggering a superfecta worth $4,722.75.
The victory was the second in four outings this season for last year’s O’Brien Award winner and boosted his career bankroll to just over$450,000 for trainer Bob McIntosh who co-owns along with CSX Stables of Ohio and Dave Boyle of Ontario. (Mohawk)