Twin B Joe Fresh full force in Roses Are Red

Milton, ON — Once Dexter Dunn got Twin B Joe Fresh rolling for the lead, her peers could mount no fight as she registered a geared-down 1:48 win in the C$305,000 Roses Are Red final at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday (June 15).

Dunn floated Twin B Joe Fresh out of post four into fourth and sat unhurried through a :26.2 first quarter cut by Tells On A Roll. But as Silver Label popped the pocket and Always B Naughty followed overland out of third, Dunn tipped Twin B Joe Fresh into the flow up the backside and exited the shuffle on the point after a :54.2 half.

Twin B Joe Fresh stayed on the throttle through the final turn under no encouragement from Dunn and clicked by three-quarters in 1:21.2 before lifting flight for home. Opening several lengths in the sprint for the finish, Dunn coasted to the line parallel with the ground, keeping Twin B Joe Fresh under a grip to a 1-1/4-length win. Sylvia Hanover surged from a first-over trip in the back half to take second with Always B Naughty settling for third and Tells On A Roll taking fourth.

Twin B Joe Fresh took her third win from four starts as a 4-year-old, coasting to a 1:48 clocking in the Roses Are Red. New Image Media.

“She’s such an easy mare to drive, so we just got away in a good spot,” Dexter Dunn said after the race. “Once Sylvia [Hanover] got on my back, I thought to follow Louis [Roy and Always B Naughty] to the front; I didn’t want to give Sylvia a tow up. She just felt great. She cruised down the lane pretty strong tonight.”

“The horse does the talking,” trainer Chris Ryder said. “She’s just a powerhouse, she’s got natural speed and she can carry it. I’m just lucky to have her. I came across her and got her, and all the credit goes to her. She’s just got the goods.”

A 4-year-old daughter of Roll With Joe, Twin B Joe Fresh has now won three races from four starts this season and 22 races from 31 starts in her career for owners Chris Ryder, Dexter Dunn, Peter Trebotica and Barry Spak. She paid $3.10 to win.

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