Lady Shadow Three-Peats In Roses Are Red
Jun 17

Lady Shadow overcame a first-up trip to win the $365,000 Roses Are Red final for pacing mares for the third year in-a-row Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:48.4.

Lady Shadow floated off the gate towards the centre of the field while Call Me Queen Be was sent for the front in :25.3. Call Me Queen Be was overtaken by Nike Franco N midway down the backstretch, while Lady Shadow soon edged off the rail and began a first-over advance towards the leader while Wrangler Magic struggled to find room, causing traffic issues through a :54 half.

After taking the lead by half a length at three-quarters in 1:21.3, Lady Shadow cleared past Nike Franco N in the stretch and began to drift while she tried to sprint away from Wrangler Magic. Call Me Queen Be angled out of the pocket and chased behind while Lady Shadow held off Wrangler Magic to win, with Call Me Queen Be getting third and Nike Franco N holding onto fourth.

A 6-year-old Shadow Play mare out of the Camluck mare Lady Camella, Lady Shadow won her 32nd race in 59 tries, compiling $2,108,662 in earnings. Competing for the interests of David Kryway, Carl Atley, Ed Gold, and Bfj Stable, trained by Ron Adams, and driven by Yannick Gingras, Lady Shadow paid $3.60 to win.


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“I had to move her over a little bit [while Wrangler Magic struggled for room], and I just hoped to get back to the two-path,” Yannick Gingras said. “It was clear sailing after that.

“I thought I had everyone pretty much where I wanted them [in the final turn]. I assumed, the way I saw [the issues in] the backstretch that Louis Phillippe[-Roy on Wrangler Magic] would be disqualified. I knew I had the field stacked up behind me, and I knew I could’ve gone by Timmy [Tetrick on Nike Franco N] earlier and let her do her thing in the stretch.

“She’s so tough. She has big lungs and is real tough. No doubt I would’ve rather been on the lead tonight, but there was plenty of action and a lot of horses would’ve tried to take their shot at her; she was the horse to beat. I think tonight she proved that she’s the best.”

Lady Shadow paid $3.60 to win.

(WEG)

 














 
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