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Kinnder Hotblood pulls off massive upset to win OSS Mid-Season Final at Woodbine Mohawk Park

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Kinnder Hotblood pulls off massive upset to win OSS Mid-Season Final at Woodbine Mohawk Park

July 7, 2024
By Ontario Sires Stakes Communications
Kinnder Hotblood pulls off massive upset to win OSS Mid-Season Final at Woodbine Mohawk Park

MILTON, July 6, 2024 – Kinnder Hotblood (Kadabra) scored an upset victory to win the $150,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Mid-Season Final for three-year-old trotting fillies, Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

The Bay filly remained in fourth place through fractions of :28.1, :57.3 and 1:25.1, but was able to chase down leader R Liza (Muscle Mass) at the wire to win by a nose in 1:54, ending R Liza’s four-race winning streak, including a pair of OSS Gold Series events, coming into Saturday’s race.

“I was just looking to keep with those other filles and then halfway down the stretch they were slowing up a little,” said Kinnder Hotblood driver and trainer Matthew Bax. “That’s one thing that she’s always had, she’s strong to the wire. So, I guess she got lucky going out and kept going.”

Winning as a 52-1 longshot, it wasn’t initially clear if Kinnder Hotblood had legally won with an inquiry after the race, but the judges determined there was no infraction, making her victory official.

Kinnder Hotblood is owned by Bax Stable (Campbellville, Ont.), David Hudson (Dallas, Texas), Gaelic Stable 2 and The Cavalier Stable (Sharon, Ont.), and was bred by Northfields Farm Inc. (Meaford, Ont.) and Glenn Bechtel (Kingston, Ont.).

In other OSS Gold action Saturday, a pair of McWicked daughters scored wins in their Gold debuts.

Wicked N Single won the first of two $95,000 Gold Series events for two-year-old pacing fillies Saturday in a time of 1:53.3, improving her record to a perfect two wins across the two starts she’s had in her young career.

“She’s a really nice filly,” said Wicked N Single driver Jonathan Drury in the winner’s circle. “She’s very mature for being a two-year-old that’s only raced two times. She’s very professional about everything she does, and she had lots left.”

Drury got Wicked N Single out into the pocket position right from the opening gate, trailing behind Dee (Bettors Delight) through fractions of :28.4, :57.4 and 1:26.3. Coming across the final turn, however, Drury let the Anthony Beaton-trained filly go as she then used her power to jump out to a 5 1/2-length win over the rest of the field.

Wicked N Single was bred by Beaton (Waterdown, Ont.) and David Mercer (Westmount, N.S.) and is owned by Mercer and Lisa Lefort (Waterdown, Ont.).

Wicked N Single winning an OSS Gold Series event for two-year-old pacing fillies at Woodbine Mohawk Park on July 6, 2024 (Clive Cohen/New Image Media)

The other Gold race for two-year-old pacing fillies saw Wickedpace win in 1:52.3 with Doug McNair in the sulky.

With fractions of :27.4, :55.4 and 1:24.1, Wickedpace spent most of her race in fourth position before making a move to the front of the pack around the final turn, just having enough left in the tank to hold off a hard-charging Millie May Hanover (Bettors Delight).

“She’s a big, strong filly that just seems to be getting better,” said trainer Cameron Paul after the race. “She’s smart and she likes to race. She’s got some will in her and so far so good.”

The win marked the second score of Wickedpace’s career in three starts.

She’s owned by Paul and Jayme Cameron (Guelph, Ont.) and Arnolds Horse Shack (Mississauga, Ont.), and was bred by Winbak Farm (Chesapeake, Md.).

Wickedpace winning an OSS Gold Series event for two-year-old pacing fillies at Woodbine Mohawk Park on July 6, 2024 (Clive Cohen/New Image Media)

Complete results from Friday’s program are available here and replays can be viewed on the Woodbine Mohawk Park website.

The next OSS Gold series race will see the debut of this year’s two-year-old trotting colts at Woodbine Mohawk Park on July 9.

FEATURED PHOTO: Kinnder Hotblood winning the OSS Gold Mid-Season Final for three-year-old trotting fillies at Woodbine Mohawk Park on July 6, 2024 (Clive Cohen/New Image Media)

IN-LINE PHOTO 1: Wicked N Single winning an OSS Gold Series event for two-year-old pacing fillies at Woodbine Mohawk Park on July 6, 2024 (Clive Cohen/New Image Media)

IN-LINE PHOTO 2: Wickedpace winning an OSS Gold Series event for two-year-old pacing fillies at Woodbine Mohawk Park on July 6, 2024 (Clive Cohen/New Image Media)

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