06/20/2015 9:29PM

Mohawk: Lady Shadow rolls in Roses Are Red final

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Lady Shadow has now won three straight races for trainer Ron Adams.

Lady Shadow continued the tear she has been on since a private sale in June right into the Mohawk Racetrack winner’s circle following a powerful 1:48 3/5 win Saturday night in the C$350,000 Roses Are Red final.

Lady Shadow had some major competition for the lead early as both Weeper from post seven and Anndrovette from post eight blasted off the gate. When the first turn dust settled, Androvette led with Weeper in the pocket and the eventual race winner sitting third.

When McNair pulled the trigger, Lady Shadow rolled right to the front and was never headed. The 4-year-old Shadow Play mare, owned by David Kryway of Ontario, Edwin Gold of Pennsylvania and Carl Atley and Richard Lombardo both of Ohio, took the lead past a 54 1/5 half and simply sprinted away from her opponents. She sprinted past the three-quarters in 1:21 1/5 and still had enough left in the tank to close it out in 27 2/5 while drifting out a few lanes.

Winning driver McNair didn’t seem surprised to see he had company early for the lead. “I kind of figured Timmy (Tetrick) might be coming out of there like he did,” he noted. “I kind of let them settle and then just put her back on the front and she kind of did the rest. I just kind of let her rock at the three quarter pole and she paced away from them.”

Winning trainer Ron Adams was impressed the first time he laid eyes on the recent acquisition. “She’s a beautiful filly; she’s built awesome,” he beamed. Adams was clearly thrilled with the biggest win of his career. “To win it like this at home, the way she did it (on the front) is unbelievable,” he exclaimed.

The win was the third in four starts for Lady Shadow ($6.80) this year and raised her seasonal earnings over $200,000. Yagonnakissmeornot, second to Lady Shadow last week, finished in that spot again while Sandbetweenurtoes was third.