by Mark McKelvie, Woodbine Communications
Milton, ON — Royalty For Life filly P L Molly broke her maiden with a 1:59 victory in Tuesday’s (Oct. 16) second leg of the Harvest Series at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A field of eight rookie trotting fillies clashed in the C$17,000 second-round of the three-week Harvest Series.
P L Molly and driver Bob McClure made a strong third-quarter move from fifth to second and after dropping in behind leader Nifty Trick at the top of the lane, proceeded to power by in the final eighth for a 1:59 score.
Nifty Trick, who lost by three-quarters of a length, finished second for the fourth-consecutive start. Order Mattie crossed the line third, while Briarwood Belle was fourth.
Eramosa Magic, who went off as the 2-1 favorite, made a break well-before the start. She finished eighth, but with broken equipment.
Trained by Matt Dupuis, P L Molly came into the Harvest Series second leg off a fifth place finish in the first leg and was winless in seven starts. She has now earned C$21,297 for owner-breeder Prince Lee Acres.
A $2 win ticket on P L Molly returned $12.70.
Ontario sired 2-year-olds, who were non-winners of C$30,000 as of Sept. 30, were eligible for nomination to the Harvest Series. All four Harvest Series finals for 2-year-olds will take place on Thursday (Oct. 25).
Live racing resumes Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7:10 p.m.