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Rookies dazzle in Dream Maker opener

12:56 AM 31 Jul 2019 NZST
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Capt Midnight and driver Andrew McCarthy collar stablemate Captain Nemo at the wire.
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Allywag Hanover and driver Sylvain Filion
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MILTON, ON - July 29, 2019 - Capt Midnight and Allywag Hanover made it a first-round sweep of the Dream Maker Series for sire Captaintreacherous on Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

A group of 16 two-year-old pacing colts and geldings were split into a pair of $15,000 divisions.

Capt Midnight delivered a :26.2 final-quarter to reach up just in time to defeat stablemate Captain Nemo by a head in the opening split. The Tony Alagna students sat first and third throughout, with 'Nemo' and driver Tim Tetrick cutting out fractions of :27.4, :56.3 and 1:24.3.

'Nemo' looked to scoot away in the lane and held a lead of more than three-lengths with an eighth of a mile remaining. Capt Midnight and driver Andrew McCarthy quickly closed in during the final sixteenth and stormed by at the line for a 1:51.3 maiden-breaking victory.

Day Delight, who got a two-hole trip, finished just over seven-lengths back in third. Esai Hanover was fourth.

A $350,000 Harrisburg Yearling purchase, Capt Midnight is the second foal out of New York Sires Stakes champion It Was Fascination. The son of Captaintreacherous is now one for three with $8,000 earned for owners Marvin Katz, Kenneth Jacobs, Brad Grant and Captain Kirk Racing.

Capt Midnight paid $6.90 to win.

Allywag Hanover and driver Sylvain Filion dusted their rivals by four-lengths in an impressive second division victory.

The Casie Coleman trainee floated away and patiently worked his way up to the top, clearing to command early in the byin 1:25.3. Run Director powered by in the lane and trotted home in :27.1 to win by three-quarters of a length over Treasured Tee.

Free Willy Hanover was third, while Dancer Hall was fourth.

A four-year-old son of Kadabra, Run Director has now won four of seven starts this season to bring his career totals to 10 wins and $508,005 earned for owner/breeders Tom & Elizabeth Rankin.

Run Director paid $4.80 to win.

Live racing continues Tuesday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7:10 p.m.

by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Entertainment

 

 



 
 
 

 
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