With a strong early move and then cutting soft easy fractions, Riveting Rosie held the field at bay as she posted a 1:56.1 triumph in winning the $374,000 final of the Peaceful Way Trot for two-year-old fillies at Mohawk Raceway Saturday.
Driven by Paul Macdonell, Riveting Rosie left from post four and went right to the top with Grammas Girl (Randy Waples) securing the two-hole pocket trip to the opening quarter mile in :28.3. Macdonell then applied the brakes as they raced Indian-style to the half mile in a pedestrian :58.2.
Down the backstretch and into the final turn, Macdonell and Riveting Rosie faced no challenges until Game On Hanover (Sylvain Filion) came first-over before the three-quarters in 1:27.3 and they moved up to try and collar the race leaders.
But the race was all but over once the field turned for home as Macdonell has Riveting Rosie in hand as she trotted home as easy winner by one and three-quarter lengths over Grammas Girl and Game On Hanover.
A $17,000 yearling purchase, Riveting Rosie is trained by John Bax. It was her fifth win in just seven starts for the daughter of Muscle Mass, who is co-owned by the Parkhill Stud Farm, Don Allensen, the J and T Stable and John Hayes, all of Ontario.
“She got a little jammed up last week,” trainer John Bax said. “Paul was able to get her out of trouble early tonight. She’s a game filly and I was happy to see where she was. She has always had a good attitude of wanting to go ahead. I didn’t know if she would be this good but I am all right with it.”
With the victory Riveting Rosie more than doubled her lifetime earnings to $368,000. Sent off as the 6/5 wagering favorite, Riveting Rosie paid $4.60 to win.
By Steve Wolf for Harnesslink.com