Day At The Track

Filion wins five Monday at Mohawk

07:54 PM 26 Sep 2017 NZDT
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Sylvain Filion in action, Harness Racing
Sylvain Filion in action
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CAMPBELLVILLE, September 25 - The temperature wasn't the only thing that was hot Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack, as harness racing driver Sylvain Filion had a big night at the office.

The veteran reinsman picked up five-victories on the 10-race card, including scoring victories in both Ontario Sires Stakes Gold divisions for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings.

Filion's first victory came in the $94,800 opening OSS Gold split with heavy-favourite R First Class. The Ben Baillargeon trainee won by 3½ lengths in a sharp 1:53.2.

The fifth-time Filion went back to the winner's circle was after the $95,600 second OSS division with Capteur De Reve. The Maxime Velaye trained son of Muscle Mass was coming in from the Ottawa-Quebec area and scored a mild 5-1 upset.

In between his stakes victories, Filion also picked up victories with Velaye trainee Historie Enchantee ($12), Kyle Fellows trainee Deuce Deuce Deuce ($9.90) and Dean Nixon trainee Its A Big Secret ($14.80).

The five-win night by Filion gives him 110 wins on the season at Mohawk Racetrack, which has him fourth in the driver standings. Overall in 2017, Filion has 170 visits to the winner's circle and over $3.5 million in earnings.

Filion will look to keep the momentum rolling on Tuesday evening, as he is scheduled to drive in nine-races at Mohawk. Post time is 7:30 p.m.

 

Mark McKelvie
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