WINDSOR, ON — In a near replica of her track record setting elimination win last weekend, three-year-old trotting filly Carolyn AS cruised around Windsor Raceway to a 1:56.2 Gold Final victory on Sunday evening.
The Striking Sahbra daughter and driver Jack Moiseyev floated out from Post 7 and landed in behind pacesetter J M Aggie, Caught My Eye and Constance Hall. J M Aggie led the field to a :28.1 opening quarter and a :59 half, and then handed the baton to Carolyn AS, who sailed by to a 1:27.2 three-quarters.
Accelerating down the stretch fan favourite Carolyn AS trotted under the wire five and one-quarter lengths ahead of J M Aggie and Caught My Eye.
Constance Hall drew in off the also eligible list when reigning Gold Final champion Brigham Dream was scratched, and made the most of the opportunity by picking up the fourth-place finisher’s share of the $130,000 purse. Jtlady Strong rounded out the money earners in the last Gold Final of the sophomore trotting fillies’ careers.
Two-fifths of a second off the track record mile she clocked last weekend, Sunday’s Gold Final triumph was the second this season for Carolyn AS. Through 11 starts the Anette Lorentzon trainee has recorded seven wins, one second and one third for earnings of $364,479. In addition to two Gold Finals, the filly captured three Gold Eliminations and her elimination and the Final of the Canadian Breeders Championship.
Owned by ACL Stuteri Inc. of Paris, KY and Bill Justice of Lexington, KY, the filly appears to be heading toward the Nov. 10 Super Final ready to defend her freshman title. A Gold Final winner in the second last event of the season, Carolyn AS was lightly rated heading into last year’s Super Final, but delivered a commanding two length victory to earn the division title.
This season Carolyn AS will wrap up the regular season atop the division standings with 300 points, and looks like the favourite for the $300,000 Super Final. After her dominant performance in last weekend’s elimination, Windsor Raceway officials chose not to allow show wagering on Sunday’s Gold Final.
The top ten point earners will enjoy two weeks to prepare for this year’s Super Final, which goes postward at Woodbine Racetrack on Nov. 10.
The two-year-old pacing colts wrap up their Gold Series season at Windsor Raceway on Wednesday, Oct. 31, competing for $130,000 in the sixth race on the 7:40 pm Halloween program.
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