TORONTO, April 17 - More harness racing stakes action took place Thursday evening at Woodbine Racetrack as sophomore trotting fillies were showcased in a pair of Celias Counsel Trotting Series divisions.
Tosca and Just Call Me Lady kicked off the series opener with victories in their respective $15,000 divisions.
With heavily-favoured Flexible Woman (Steve Byron) making a miscue in the first division, Tosca and driver/trainermade the most of her first start of the season.
K D Bella () was the tempo-setter for most of the mile through panels of :27, :57 and 1:27.4.
Around the final turn, Serendipitous () began the first-over attack giving cover to Tosca.
Henriksen angled his charge three-wide at three-quarters and wore down K D Bella in deep stretch to win by three quarters of a length in 1:56.4. Wings Of Ballykeel () finished third.
Tosca, a daughter of, is owned by Asa Farm and Steve Organ. The trotting lass increased her bankroll to $35,400 with the win.
She paid $16.50 to win.
One race later, Just Call Me Lady posted the minor upset in 1:57.2 at odds of 3-1.
In doing so, driverenjoyed his first win of the season since arriving back in Ontario after wintering in Florida.
Do The Wheelhouse () was the first leader past the opening station in :27.1.
As the field of 10 marched towards the half, Chippentail () pulled out from third and marched to the front past the mid-way point in :58.2.
Fashion Goddess () was next to pull on the right line heading towards three-quarters with Just Call Me Lady following the speed.
As the field trotted past three-quarters in 1:28.1, Just Call Me Lady was well spotted sitting second-over and the talented filly marched past her rivals down the stretch en route to victory. Post time favourite Miss Everything () came from behind to finish second, with Do The Wheelhouse claiming third prize.
Trainerco-owns the youngster with Anne Campbell and Stephen Waldman. Just Call Me Lady increased her lifetime earnings to $35,549 with the victory
The daughter ofpaid $8.10 to win.