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Milton Stakes 'elims' contested

04:34 PM 14 Sep 2014 NZST
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Yagonnakissmeornot has career earnings of more than $630,000
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CAMPBELLVILLE, September 13 - On an evening when the trotters had the spotlight, the sport's best older pacing mares contested two eliminations for next Saturday's $286,000 Milton Stakes.

16 of the finest pacing mares were split into two $35,000 eliminations.

In the first elimination, Krispy Apple and Tim Tetrick converted off a two-hole trip to win in 1:50.3.

Trained by P.J. Fraley, Kripsy Apple started her season 0 for 16 before picking up a victory in her most recent start at Philadelphia.

Saturday evening, the six-year-old daughter of Western Ideal proved that victory was no fluke with a length victory in her Milton Stakes elimination.

The Ron Burke trained Summertime Lea and Camille finished second and third, while Aunt Caroline and Monkey On My Wheel secured the final two spots into next week's final.

Owned by Bamond Racing LLC and Joseph Davino, the Milton 'elim' was the 26th victory of Krispy Apple's career and added to her more than $1.1 million career bankroll.

She paid $6.70 to win.

Krispy Apple

In the second elimination, Yagonnakissmeornot split horses to prevail by a narrow margin over Shelliscape in 1:51.1.

A hot early battle between Voelz Hanover, Yagonnakissmeornot and Rocklamation got the field to the opening quarter in :25.4.

Voelz Hanover would eventually come away with the lead, but not long after Tim Tetrick would fire up Anndrovette and send her to the lead.

After the reaching the three-quarter pole in 1:22.4, Anndrovette led the field into the stretch and would be quickly confronted by Voelz Hanover from out of the two-hole.

Yagonnakissmeornot, who was third along the rail at the three-quarter pole, would make a charge to the outside of Voelz Hanover, while Shelliscape was on the far outside taking her best shot.

At the wire, Yagonnakissmeornot held off Shelliscape by a head, while Anndrovette finished third ahead of Voelz Hanover in fourth.

Charisma Hanover finished fifth to lock up the final spot in next week's final.

Trained by Rene Allard, Yagonnakissmeornot has now won ten of 23 starts this year and 24 in her career.

A five-year-old daughter of The Panderosa, Yagonnakissmeornot has career earnings of more than $630,000 and is owned by Allard Racing Inc, Yves Sarrazin and Kapildeo Singh.

She paid $8.50 to win.

Yagonnakissmeornot

Following the eliminations, the post position drew took place for next week's $286,000 final. Elimination winners earned the right to select their post.

Here is how they will lineup next week.

PP/Horse/Driver

1. Monkey On My Wheel - Chris Christoforou

2. Yagonnakissmeornot - Jody Jamieson

3. Krispy Apple - Tim Tetrick

4. Camille - Yannick Gingras

5. Shelliscape - Scott Zeron

6. Voelz Hanover - Randy Waples

7. Anndrovette - Tim Tetrick

8. Aunt Caroline - Ron Pierce

9. Summertime Lea - Sylvain Filion

10. Charisma Hanover - Doug McNair

AE: Ferrari Sena - Sylvain Filion

Mark McKelvie
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