A field of seven two-year-old trotting fillies competed in
the $37,000 Pure Ivory Series finale. Blais trainee Dream Together entered the
final off a pair of victories in the preliminary legs.
A daughter of Muscle Hill, Dream Together lived up to her
1/5 billing and went gate to wire for a 1:56.1 victory. The rookie trotting
filly and driver Filion set fractions of :28.2, :58.2 and 1:28.2.
Pure Kemp and trainer/driver Rick Zeron made a move to
confront the heavy favourite heading to the three-quarter pole. The two fillies
battled it out down the lane, but ultimately Dream Together pulled away in deep
stretch to win by 2 ¾ lengths.
Pure Kemp held on for second, while Southwind Tesla finished
Dream Together now has three wins in four starts to begin
her career. Owned by Determination of Montreal, Quebec, the Muscle Hill filly
was purchased for $240,000 at last fall’s Lexington Selected Yearling Sale. She
now has $34,180 earned in four outings.
Dream Together is eligible to the upcoming Champlain and
Peaceful Way Stakes.
A $2 win ticket on Dream Together returned $2.70.
Also on Monday, Lookslikechpndale came through with his third
win of the season in the $34,000 Preferred Trot for Filion and Blais.
The four-year-old son of Muscle Hill posted a big opening-quarter
of :26.4, before surrendering the lead to Musical Rhythm, the 2/5 favourite,
heading to the half.
Lookslikeachpndale and Filion sat the two-hole behind Musical
Rhythm through middle fractions of :55.4 and 1:25.1. In the stretch, Musical
Rhythm tried to sprint away, but Lookslikeachpndale angled off his back and
surged by in deep stretch for the 1:52.4 victory.
Owned by Determination, Lookslikeachpndale now has three
wins in nine starts this season and nine victories overall. The four-year-old
has banked $79,582 this season to bring his career earnings to over $200,000.
The clocking of 1:52.4 slashed almost a full-second off the
Blais trainee’s previous career-best. Lookslikeachpndale paid $9.50 to win.
Live racing continues Tuesday night at Mohawk Racetrack.
Post time is 7:30 p.m.