All 10 of the top point getters in the two-year-old trotting filly division are heading to Hanover Raceway for Saturday’s regular season finale, so the task facing those sitting below the current 96 point cut off is a tough one.
Among the fillies hoping to make the leap into the top 10 on Saturday is Balanced Image Elimination winner Jayport Princess. The Kadabra daughter currently sits fourteenth in the standings with 60 points, recording one second, two thirds, one fourth and one sixth in the first five Grassroots legs.
The Chris Beaver trainee’s only victory came in her Aug. 24 Balanced Image Elimination, where she delivered a dominant gate-to-wire performance in 2:02. In last weekend’s final Jayport Princess drew the outside Post 7 and made a break in the hustle away from the starting gate, finishing a disappointing sixth.
Saturday will mark the filly’s third straight start over the Hanover oval and Jayport Princess will be back on the outer half of the starting gate, landing Post 6 in the third $18,000 Grassroots division. Delaware, OH resident Beaver shares ownership on the winner of $13,260 with Synerco Ventures Inc. of Toronto, ON and Glenview Livestock Ltd. of Guelph-Eramosa, ON.
Among the fillies aiming to keep Jayport Princess out of the winner’s circle on Saturday are fifth ranked Diamonds For Life, who will start from Post 5, and tenth ranked Supreme Monarch, who gets Post 7.
The two-year-old trotting fillies will square off in Races 1, 3, 4, 7, and 9 on Hanover Raceway’s Saturday, Sept. 7 program, which gets under way at 7:30 pm. In addition to the exciting on-track action, Hanover fans will also have an opportunity to visit with some of the Ontario Sires Stakes program’s top drivers and win dinner for four at the season ending Super Finals at Mohawk Racetrack.