Henriksen trained trotters captured three tonight’s races at Woodbine with stablemates from Per’s barn winning two while Dagfin Henriksen’s only starter of the night notched her third straight win.
Per shipped five trotters into the Toronto oval from his Norwood, Ontario, base and the night didn’t start off well for them as the first starter, Frech Bastille, broke at the start and finished last.
However, his remaining starters made up for that winning two and picking up a pair of fourth place cheques. In the $25,000 third race Randy Waples engineered a come from behind ride with Marquis Volo to haul down pacesetter Fearless Man and win by a head in 1:53.3.
Per trains the five-year-old gelding by Credit Winner for owners Tor Jan Larsen, Gerald Stay, Mac Nichol and Big Als Stable. It was the first start of the year for Marquis Volo.
Per’s other starter in that race, Covert Operative, finished a length back in fourth with recently crowned Canadian Driver of the Year Sylvain Filion at the controls.
The stable was back in the winner’s circle three races later when In Secret and Chris Christoforou connected for a come from behind 1:54.3 effort over Burnin Money and Olympic Son.
Per’s Asa Farm shares ownership of the five-year-old gelding by Deweycheatumnhowe with Andrea Lea Racing Stables of Quebec. In Secret now has two wins and a second in three tries in the young 2017 season.
Two races later it was Dagfin Henriksen in the winner’s circle with Majestic Presence who he guided to a 1:55.3 effort. Gerald Haggerty owns the winner, a four-year-old Majestic Son mare who was recording her third straight win. Per’s starter in that race, Windsun Missile, was fourth.