Quebec-owned Evenin Of Pleasure pulled off an 80-1 shocker in C$100,000 Mohawk Gold Cup Invitational Pace for the local O'Brien Award winning team of driver Sylvain Filion and trainer Richard Moreau on North America Cup Night at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ont.
Evening Of Pleasure scored the biggest win of his career in 1:49.2 for owner Gestion Jean Yves Blais of Montreal.
The field was scratched down to nine with Warrawee Needy sick and Bettors Edge (Ron Pierce) hustled off the gate from the outside to carve out panels of :26.4, :55.3 and 1:22.4.
Meanwhile, the sport's richest pacer Foiled Again (Yannick Gingras) and 3-2 favorite and Molson Pace champion State Treasurer (Chris Christoforou) followed in second and third with the later moving first up into the final turn and the former pulling the pocket down the stretch.
However, it was Evenin Of Pleasure who slipped up the pylons to prevail in the final strides. Foiled Again was second and Bettors Edge was third over State Treasurer.
The 4-year-old son of Dragon Again out of Armbro Amour, who has been racing among the conditioned ranks on the WEG circuit, returned a whopping $164.30 to win.
The win was his eighth lifetime and his career bankroll soared to C$233,997.
Courtesy of www.standardbredcanada.ca