06/11/2016 11:07PM

Mohawk: Pacing mares compete in Roses Are Red eliminations

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Anndrovette picked up her 45th career win in her Roses Are Red elimination

The Roses Are Red eliminations for older pacing mares took place on Saturday night’s card at Mohawk Racetrack.  A group of 23 older pacing mares were split into three C$35,000 eliminations.

Anndrovette, a three-time winner of the Roses Are Red, was able to get up in the final strides to prevail in a win photo over Sandbetweenurtoes. The Jeff Bamond Jr. trainee stopped the clock in 1:49 4/5 with driver Tim Tetrick handling the lines.  Waasmula finished third to qualify for the final.

The elimination victory was the first win for the 9-year-old mare this season and her 45th overall.

In the second split, Lady Shadow made a second quarter move to the lead and never looked back en route to a 1:50 2/5 victory. Driven by Doug McNair, the 5-year-old picked up her second win in eight outings Saturday.  The Ron Adams trainee hit the wire 3 1/4 lengths ahead of Yagonnakissmeornot and Wrangler Magic.

McNair was right back in the winner’s circle in the final elimination with Solar Sister.  Trained by Gregg McNair, Solar Sister went gate-to-wire to score a 1:51 victory. The 4-year-old pacing mare finished a length and a half ahead of Katie Said and two lengths in front of Ms Mac N Cheese.  Solar Sister now has two wins in five starts this season.

Devil Child was the fourth-place finisher drawn by lot to qualify for next Saturday’s $370,000 final.

Here is the field for the Roses Are Red final:

1. Waasmula
2. Solar Sister
3. Lady Shadow
4. Anndrovette
5. Sandbetweenurtoes
6. Devil Child
7. Ms Mac N Cheese
8. Wrangler Magic
9. Yagonnakissmeornot
10. Katie Said
AE: Empress Deo

--press release (Woodbine Entertainment Group)--