After going perfect in the preliminary legs of the Pop Up Series at Woodbine Mohawk Park the betting public was quick to make Cool Clifford an overwhelming favourite in Monday’s $25,000 final.
And true to form, the six-year-old son of Kadabra-Cool Creek Breeze powered to the lead and didn’t look back en route to a 1:54.3 triumph.
In rein to Bob McClure, Cool Clifford shot to the top from Post 7 and found himself on the hook for fractions of :27.3, :56.1 and 1:25.1. He then kicked home in :29.2 to win by a half-length margin over Shoshie Deo. Holdin Aces rallied from far back to finish third.
Gabby Sasso trains the gelding, who was sent off as a 1-9 favourite, for Martwest Racing Stable and Jeff Courchesne. The victory improved his 2022 record to 3-2-2 from 16 starts. The 15-time winner has banked close to $290,000 to date.
To view results for Monday’s card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results – Woodbine Mohawk Park.