Those Kawartha Downs fans who follow our horses and horses at other tracks during the off season should keep an eye on Woodbine Racetrack tomorrow night.
Per Henriksen, fresh from a vacation in Cuba, has five starters into go on Monday starting with French Bastille in the second race. The four-year-old son of Kadabra will be making his second 2017 outing. He was third in his first try on January 9.
French Bastille, a winner of $44,000 to date in his career, is the third foal from $639,000 winner Brigham Dream.
In the third race Per has a pair of starters in Covert Operative, post three, and Marquis Volo, post seven. The former, a six-year-old son of Deweycheatumnhowe, finished a very close second to Ramas Last Son in last year’s Goodtimes Invitational, KD’s signature race.
Another Dewey son, In Secret, will carry the Henriksen colours in the sixth race. That five-year-old, who won his first lifetime start at KD in 2014, has post nine in the sixth on Monday.
Per’s final starter on the night will be Windsun Missile, a four-year-old son of Kadabra who has the rail in the eighth race. From nearby Norwood, Ontario, Per is one of Kawartha’s OHHA reps.
Noted Ontario trainer Murray Brethour, who was one of KD’s top drivers last season, has a pair of starters entered on Monday. In the first race Lifeonafastjet will be making his first lifetime start. Murray has enlisted Sylvain Filion to guide the three-year-old Jeremes Jet colt he co-owns with breeder Terrence McVeay of Havelock, Ontario.
A trotter, Sibson, is Murray’s entrant in the second race where he’ll leave from post six. A four-year-old by Majestic Son, Sibson has three starts at KD in 2016 including a win on July 16.
Dr. Pete Johnston starts his three-year-old pacing colt Lo Lo Lo Logan in the first race. KD’s track superintendent Doug Hie has been tapped to guide the son of Well Said who is making his second lifetime start. His first charted line came at KD last summer in a qualifier.
Doug’s brother Carman raced his homebred trotter Im Wanted at KD several times last season before selling him last month. He’s into go in the second race Monday night.
Another regular Kawartha trainer, Dave Snowden, has Whatashowinontario entered in the fourth race of the evening. The four-year-old Real Artist gelding has post five.
Post time is 7:30 p.m. Program pages available below.