by Mark McKelvie, WEG Communications
Milton, ON — Charmbo Brie will have a chance at a Harvest Series sweep following a second leg victory on Monday evening (Oct. 15) at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
The Betterthancheddar 2-year-old filly and driver Mike Saftic battled through a strong headwind in the lane to win the first of two $13,090 divisions in 1:58.1 for breeder/owner/trainer John Rier. Charmbo Brie converted off a two-hole trip to defeat Princess Layla by a length. Salutation crossed the wire in third.
The second leg victory gives Charmbo Brie back-to-back victories and improves her rookie record to three wins and $26,361 earned in 12 starts. She paid $7.80 to win.
Bettor’s Delight filly Thats Incredible was a convincing winner in the second split. The Bob McIntosh trainee and driver Trevor Henry circled from second to first before the half and proceeded to pull away in the lane for a 1:57 score. Twin B Tipster finished second, beaten 3-1/4 lengths, while Erikas Shadow was third.
Thats Incredible finished second in last week’s opening leg to Green Point, who finished sixth this week. A homebred for Robert McIntosh Stables Inc., C S X Stables and Dave Boyle, Thats Incredible now has two wins and $19,495 earned in 10 starts. She paid $12.40 to win.
Ontario sired 2-year-old pacing fillies, who were non-winners of C$30,000 as of Sept. 30, 2018, were eligible for nomination to the Harvest Series.
The Harvest Series final for 2-year-old pacing fillies will take place on Thursday (Oct. 25).
Live racing continues Tuesday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The second leg of the Harvest Series for 2-year-old trotting fillies will headline a 10-race card. Post time is 7:10 p.m.