June 13, 2017 – Some nifty stick handling from Sylvain Filion was required in deep stretch for P L Kahluaa, who eventually shook loose en route to posting a career-best clocking of 1:52.2 in the featured $18,000 conditioned event for filly and mare pacers.
P L Kahluaa got away second behind Southwind Ion, but they didn’t hold those positions for long. Every Time brushed to the lead in the second quarter, leaving Southwind Ion with the pocket spot and a three-hole trip for P L Kahluaa. Every Time went on to post middle panels of :57 and 1:24.2, but she failed to last on the lead.
Manhattan Play came first over as the field headed into the final turn, and by the time the field reached the head of the lane she was on the verge of clearing to the top. She held the lead in deep stretch, but her :28.1 closing quarter wasn’t enough to seal the deal. P L Kahluaa wiggled between horses in deep stretch, and her final quarter of :27.1 was enough to earn her the win by 2-3/4 lengths over Manhattan Play in 1:52.2. Every Time settled for the show dough.
Sent off at odds of 9-1 for trainer Patrick Richer, P L Kahluaa picked up her first win of the year after going 4-for-10 last season. Martin Morel of Mirabel, QC owns the career winner of $60,420.
To view results for Monday’s card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results – Mohawk Racetrack.
For the official judges’ report from Monday’s card, click the following link: Judges’ Report – Mohawk – June 12.