August 28, 2015 - Solar Sister has been unstoppable this season in the OSS, and it was more of the same when she took on five foes in the second of two Gold Series divisions Thursday evening at Mohawk Racetrack.
With three wins in as many tries against Gold Series foes this season, Solar Sisterturned a two-hole trip into an eye-catching score in 1:50.4 in her $105,000 assignment for Team McNair.
She rushed to the early lead and threw down a :26.2 opening quarter before taking a backseat to Tessa Seelster as the field moved into the backstretch. Tessa Seelster sprinted through middle panels of :54.4 and 1:23 before being challenged in deep stretch by Solar Sister. Doug McNair summoned up :27.2 closing speed from Solar Sister who edged past Tessa Seelster by a neck in the closing strides. Capela rallied to finish third.
Gregg McNair trains the homebred daughter of Mach Three-Cabrini Hanover for partners David Willmot of King City and Clay Horner of Toronto, ON. The victory was the seventh of the season in 11 tries for the career winner of $598,940.
Cast No Shadow turned her two-hole trip into a 1:51 triumph in the first division for driver Randy Waples. The daughter of Shadow Play-Hypnotize stalked race favourite Wrangler Magic through sensible fractions of :27.1, :56 and 1:24.1 before going on the offensive in the lane. Cast No Shadow rolled alongside Wrangler Magic before using a :26.3 kicker to prevail by one-quarter of a length over the late-rushing Glamour Seelster. Wrangler Magic managed to hold on for the show dough.
Nick Gallucci trains the photogenic pacer for owner Millard Adams of Carlisle, OH. The victory was her eighth of the season in 15 tries, and the lion’s share of the purse bumped her bankroll to $185,784
The three-year-old pacing fillies have one more Gold Series event prior to the Super Final. The fifth – and final – leg will be hosted by Flamboro Downs on October 1.
To view results for Thursday’s card of harness racing, click the following link: Thursday Results – Mohawk Racetrack.