A stretch skirmish resulting in Scarlett Hanover hitting the line first landed Caviart Audrey in the winner’s circle of the $455,000 Shes A Great Lady Final on Saturday (Sept. 26) at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
Caviart Audrey, the 4-5 favourite, floated away fifth to a :26 first quarter set by Scarlett Hanover. Notorious Pink pulled off the pegs rounding the first turn and rushed to the front moving up the backside, maintaining her speed to a :53.4 half.
Notorious Pink forced Caviart Audrey to advance through a quick clip continuing around the final turn. Driver Yannick Gingras rolled Caviart Audrey uncovered from fifth to match strides with Notorious Pink by three-quarters in 1:21.3.
The three favourites stubbornly held their positions, with Notorious Pink locked to the pylons and Caviart Audrey to the outside as Scarlett Hanover struggled for room and swung wide into traffic before diving towards a seam opening at the inside. Scarlett Hanover hustled by tired horses late to hit the finish first, however her interference of Lady Arthur and stretch-breaker Twin B Sunkissed among others resulted in her disqualification from first to ninth.
Caviart Audrey, digging into Notorious Pink through the stretch, edged by in the final strides to take first in the placing. Paulas Bet Hanover rallied from the back for third with Best Head West finishing strongly but settling for fourth.
Now a five-time winner from six starts, Caviart Audrey has banked $354,237 for owner Caviart Farms. Nancy Takter trains the filly by Somebeachsomewhere who paid $3.70 to win.
The Shes A Great Lady was one of the handful of major stakes events on the Saturday card at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Recaps from the other races are available at the following links:
- Venerate Wins Mohawk Million
- Alagna Scores In Metro With Exploit
- Kissin In The Sand Rebounds In Milton
- Rockme Rollme, Enavant Impress At Mohawk
To view the results from Saturday’s card of harness racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park, click the following link: Saturday Results – Woodbine Mohawk Park.