10/16/2016 12:21AM

Mohawk: Betting Line, L A Delight lead Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final champions

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Betting Line went a perfect five-for-five in the Ontario Sires Stakes this season

Three-year-old pacing stars Betting Line and L A Delight completed their Ontario Sires Stakes careers with victories in their respective $250,000 Super Finals on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.

Driven by David Miller, Betting Line posted his 14th consecutive victory this season when he won the Super Final for sophomore pacing colts in 1:49 3/5.  Betting Line was able to find the four-hole from his outside post ten starting position, and remained in that position while Sintra (Jody Jamieson) carved out splits of 26 2/5, 55, and 1:22.  Betting Line had almost five lengths to make up on Sintra at three-quarters, but as he has done throughout the season, he was able to do so inside in the final sixteenth, as he won by a length over Gerries Sport (Sylvain Filion).  Sintra had to settle for third.

Casie Coleman trains Betting Line, a colt by Blue Chip Farms stallion Bettor's Delight, for owners West Wins Stable, Chris Calhoun, and Mac Nichol.  This was the 20th career victory for Betting Line, who has earned C$2,238,518 in his career.  He returned $2.40 as the 1-5 choice.

L A Delight (Randy Waples), the Jugette champion, had to dig down late to take the 3-year-old pacing filly Super Final, but she got the job done in 1:50 3/5. 

L A Delight led at the 26 2/5 opening quarter, but then was overtaken by Mayhem Seelster (Sylvain Filion).  Waples didn't want to sit second, though, so he sent L A Delight back out of the pocket and to the top right at the 54 2/5 half-mile marker.  L A Delight went on to hit three-quarters in 1:23, and appeared to be on her way to an easy victory as she had a two length advantage at the eighth pole.  Bad As Leader (Trevor Henry) had other ideas, though, as she swung to the outside off the rail and had pace to go with the space.  L A Delight found the wire in time, though, winning by a head.  Party In Rome (Jack Moiseyev) came in third.

L A Delight, a Bettor's Delight filly, is trained by Bob McIntosh, who also bred and co-owns her with Al McIntosh Holdings Inc. and C S X Stables.  L A Delight picked up her 21st win from 27 career starts, and she has now banked C$1,351,633.  The 1-9 favorite, L A Delight paid $2.20 to win.

In other action, it was another banner night for Canada's leading driver Sylvain Filion, as he won three Super Finals.  His first tally came in the 2-year-old filly pace when he guided Yaris Bayama home a winner in 1:53 after a second-over trip.  She beat runner-up Fade (Jonathan Drury) by a length, with Aint Three OK (Henry) back in the third spot.

Stephane Larocque trains Yaris Bayama, a Sportswriter-Lucky Josie (Aces Up) filly, for owner/breeder Bayama Farms Inc.  Yaris Bayama has now won half of her ten attempts, and she has pocketed C$231,820.  A 9-1 shot, she returned $20.40 to win.

Filion was back in the winner's circle two races later when Warrawee Roo also turned a second-over trip into a trophy, bagging the 3-year-old colt trot Super Final by a length over Will Take Charge in 1:53 4/5.  Dia Monde (Doug McNair) was the third-place finisher after a first-over trip.

Warrawee Roo is a Majestic Son colt trained by Luc Blais for owner Determination.  Warrawee Roo, who was winless in four starts as a 2-year-old, is now five-for-18 overall, with C$250,241 in earnings.  Dispatched at 7-1, he paid $17.50.New Image MediaEmoticon Hanover was one of three OSS Super Final winners for Sylvain Filion

Filion, Blais, and Determination also won the 3-year-old filly trot Super Final with Emoticon Hanover.  She led at the 27 3/5 opening quarter, then yielded to 1-5 choice Caprice Hill (Tim Tetrick) before the 55 4/5 half.  Caprice Hill flashed through three-quarters in 1:24 2/5, but Filion brought Emoticon Hanover back to the outside in the lane, and she would go by late, winning by a length and a quarter in 1:53 1/5.  Wanaka (Henry) was third.

Emoticon Hanover, a filly by Kadabra, scored her 11th win from 23 career starts, and she has now earned C$704,676.  The 5-1 second choice, Emoticon Hanover returned $12.30 to win.

The 2-year-old colt trot Super Final saw a blowout victory for favorite Mass Production.  Driven by trainer Rick Zeron, Mass Production swept from fifth to first on the way to the 57 3/5 half, and after a 1:26 1/5 three-quarters, Mass Production opened up through the lane on his way to a 8 3/4 length victory in a final time of 1:54 4/5.  Tycoon Seelster (Paul MacDonell) finished second, ahead of Dream Massive (James MacDonald).

Zeron also co-owns Mass Production, a Muscle Mass-All Time Favorite (Angus Hall), with partners James Walker, Bruno Dipoce, and Rene Allard.  Mass Production is now a five-time winner from nine tries, and he shows a bankroll of C$285,673.  He paid $3.10 to win as the 1-2 choice.

Winter Sweet Frost (McNair) collected a 10-1 victory in the Super Final for rookie trotting fillies.  She was in second through panels of 28, 56 4/5, and 1:26 1/5 set by Stuck In My Spanks (Dave Miller), but she was already on the outside at three-quarters.  Winter Sweet Frost took the lead in the lane, then held on under urging to down Gravitator (Zeron) by a length and a half in 1:55 4/5.  Holiday Promise (Chris Christoforou) took third.

The victorious Kadabra-American Frost (American Winner) filly is trained by Paul Reid for owner/breeder Bob Key.  This was her third win from nine trips behind the gate, and she has now put away C$301,377.  She returned $22.70 to win.

The 2-year-old colt pace saw an even bigger upset as 46-1 shot Arsenal Seelster (Drury) used a 27 2/5 final panel to go from seventh at three-quarters to the victory by a length and three-quarters in 1:53.  Yogi Bayama (Yves Filion), who took the lead from first-over at three-quarters, was the second-place finisher, and Machin A Trick (MacDonald) took third.

Trainer Colin Johnson also co-owns Arsenal Seelster, an Artistic Fella-Alias Seelster (Intrepid Seelster) colt, with partners Thomas Kyron, Brian Paquet, and Ecurie Jgv Enrg.  Arsenal Seelster now has a trio of triumphs from seven efforts and a bankroll of C$151,180.  He paid $95.30 for the win.