It was a good night at the office on Wednesday for Chris Beaver who scored a training hat-trick with three maiden fillies and set a new track record at Grand River Raceway in Ontario Sires Stakes action.
Track record holder Standing My Ground with caretaker Scott Lecain and driver/trainer Chris Beaver. (Iron Horse Photo)
Eight $24,000 divisions were contested Wednesday night and the Ohio-based conditioner kicked it off in race one with Point De Vue. Coming into tonight’s divisions, the Striking Sahbra miss was tied with two other fillies for the top spot in the Grassroots standings.
Driver Trevor Henry kept her on top and held on to finish a nose over pocket-sitter Random Margin in 2:03.1. Point De Vue now rules the standings solo with 150 points.
Trevor Henry was back in the bike in race five to give Beaver his second win on the night when Hula Majic made a two-length score in 2:03.2. It was the Kadabra filly’s first win in six starts.
Switching from the Gold Series to the Grassroots in the Ontario Sires Stakes produced record results for Standing My Ground in race seven. The two-year-old trotting lass set a new track record when Beaver piloted the Amigo Hall filly straight to the top from post five and trotted unchallenged to win by 10 lengths in 2:00.1.
The time bested the former record of 2:00.4 set by Wilsonator in 2009 and matched by Counter Pointe in 2011.
It was the filly’s maiden win in six starts for Beaver and co-owners Synerco Ventures Inc. and David Lang.