St Pierre prevails in Mohawk Billings Pace

Milton, ON — Daniel St Pierre skimmed the pylons before veering out in the cavalry charge and slipping through a pristine lane to grab the win at the line with Coalition Hanover in the C$15,000 CKG Billings Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday night (May 13).

St Pierre pulled back and raced eighth through a never-ending skirmish at the top. Mamba (Charles Longo) swooped to take the lead from Chief Of Staff (Anthony Verruso) past a :27.2 first quarter but then yielded the lead to Typhoon Stride N (Stephen Halkes) entering the backstretch. Typhoon Stride N then faced a first-over push from Hes Swift (Nello Guglielmi) up to a :56.2 half and through three-quarters in 1:24.3 while the whole field sprawled towards the center of the track.

With the field spread eagle for home, Control The Power (Robert Ciavardini) came calling for the lead first and overhauled Typhoon Stride N and staved off all the other closers except for Coalition Hanover, who fanned from the pylons to the four path.

As Control The Power drifted inside in late stretch, Coalition Hanover kept a straight line and quickened with a final jolt to down the leader by a head at the end of a 1:53.1 mile. Beyond Better (Julie Walker), off the 2-1 favorite, rallied from last to take third.

Pam Forgie trains Coalition Hanover, a 6-year-old gelding by Somebeachsomewhere, for owners Triple S Equine and Brian Hammell. He paid $13.40 to win.

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