Ms Miller, a two-year-old trotting filly who made her first three lifetime starts at Kawartha Downs, earned a cheque in her fourth, tonight’s $97,200 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold event at Mohawk.
Tommy Riley trains the precocious miss for his wife Amanda. A $5,000 yearling purchase last fall, the filly comes close to paying for herself in just one start with tonight’s efforts. Sylvain Filion drove. This was just her second lifetime start after qualifying twice at the Fraserville oval and then making her pari-mutuel debut on June 24.
In that same OSS Gold, Per Henriksen, one of KD’s OHHA reps, started Illusioneesta who finished second in the race won by Kadabra Queen. Illusioneesta is a full sister to $870,000 winner Prestidigitator.
Mohawk also hosted two $18,800 OSS Grassroots races. Ed Peconi Jr., now part of Kawartha’s track crew, saw his Carnegie Hall finish fourth in the first event won by P L Layla.
Former KD regular John Bax had a second in that race with Dalliance Seelster while her stablemate from the Bax barn, Warrawee Trip was second in the other Grassroots split. They also had a second in the final Gold division with Miss Mimi.
Dave Ahern’s Shamrock Shaker was third in that Gold event for Van Camp Trotting of Port Perry.