She was the story heading into Saturday, and unlike another heavy favourite racing on Saturday night, Sonic Breeze got the job done in the Grey Huron Stakes Final for harness racing pacing fillies & mares.
Saturday night was Molson Men’s Night at Hanover Raceway, and it featured three special races on the night, including the Molson Mile and two finals of the Grey Huron Stakes.
In the fifth race, a field of eight trotting fillies & mares went postward vying for $26,300 in purse money. Hanover’s leading driver Trevor Henry took Just One Amigo from the rail position straight to the front and set the tempo over fractions of :29.2, 1:02.3 and 1:32.4 before wiring the field in a lifetime best 2:02.3.
The win was the second of the filly’s career and marked back-to-back wins at Hanover Raceway, both coming in the Grey Huron Stakes.
Race seven was the Molson Mile, and the local crowd were right on the money when they backed Cams Best Bet. The Larry Micallef trainee notched his first win in 2012 in a dominant 1:57.0, leaving the field behind in the stretch to win by four open lengths.
And Race nine was Sonic Breeze’s time to shine. Despite a poor trip, the four-year oldmare showed her class and overtook pace-setter Alexacam at the three-quarter station.
Making good on her trainer’s confidence over the past week, Sonic Breeze sailed to her sixth straight victory, this time in 1:57.2, as the overwhelming favourite. This came just minutes after the Hanover crowd witnessed the dominant Sweet Lou suffer an upset defeat in the 29th Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack.
Hanover Raceway made 9 Fathers happy with 9 different prizes from Molson, and next week it’s Pepsi’s turn, as Hanover Raceway hosts Pepsi Night at the races. Fans can taste test some of Pepsi’s latest products, and fill out a ballot to win close to 2,000 dollars in prizes including a set of Golf Clubs, a Men’s Bicycle, Patio Furniture and much much more.
Post time Saturday night is 7:15pm.
by Gord DOUGAN