Western Silk, a daughter of Western Terror, may have ended her 2-year-old season on a disappointing note, but that hasn’t stopped her from returning this year in very impressive fashion as shown by Friday night’s (May 28) performance in the $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Western Fair Raceway.
As the race unfolded Doug McNair sent elimination winner Tiz To Dream hard after the lead from post seven and battled with Mother Hen to obtain control by the :27 first quarter. Just past that point Western Silk, driven by Doub McNair, came out from fifth on the rail, flushing out Warm Waffles (driven by David Miller), who provided perfect first over cover.
Tiz To Dream passed the half in :56.3 and by the 1:25 third panel she was head to head with Warm Waffles while Western Silk was swinging three wide and swept by the leaders in the lane and pulled away to win by more than three lengths in 1:53.3. Elim winner Warm Waffles held for second while Mother Hen (Banner Yankee) was third.
“She’s been an awesome filly since day one, she’s been something unbelievable, she’s a creature. We had Chancey Lady, Moving Pictures, I had Yellow Diamond for a while, and I think this filly rates right up there. She’s a sweet filly,” said Casie Coleman, trainer and co-owner of the winner, after the race.
It was the second win in as many season's starts for Western Silk who won last week’s elimination by 13 lengths.
Coleman shares ownership of the $50,000 yearling purchase with Tom Hill of England. (Western Fair Raceway)