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McIntosh fillies ready for battle in Gold Final
WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway will host a high speed version of “Family Feud” on Sunday, May 19 when Doug McIntosh’s Angel In Disguise goes head-to-head with Bob McIntosh’s Miss Frizzle and Lady Graceful in the $130,000 three-year-old pacing filly Gold Final.
The McIntosh brothers swept the Gold Eliminations at Windsor last weekend when Angel In Disguise captured the first one in 1:56.2 and Lady Graceful and Miss Frizzle finished one-two in the 1:55.1 second division.
“She raced extremely well in the Elimination. Trevor gave a her a magnificent drive,” says Wheatley resident Doug McIntosh of Angel In Disguise. “Before the race he asked if there were any instructions and I just said, “I don’t want her gutted, it’s her first start,” so he weaselled his way up and nipped them at the wire.”
The eldest McIntosh shares ownership on Angel In Disguise with Michael Dockendorf of Chicago, IL and the partners are crossing their fingers that Ritchie can orchestrate another perfect trip from the outside Post 9 this Sunday.
Bob McIntosh was also very pleased with the efforts his Gold Final qualifiers put forward last weekend. Both fillies gunned to the front, with Miss Frizzle taking control just past the quarter-mile marker and posting fractions of :27.1, :56.2 and 1:26.2 before being caught at the wire by her talented stablemate.
“They both raced good and they are both sharp and feeling good this week,” says Bob McIntosh. “They are tight right now so training wise we won’t drill on them too hard, it’s just a matter of making sure they stay healthy and sound.”
The Windsor resident shares ownership on Miss Frizzle with Larry Pollard of Harrow and Dwight Stacey of Mitchell while Bob Waxman of Ancaster owns Lady Graceful. Both daughters of Camluck will have an advantage on Angel In Disguise in Sunday’s Final with Miss Frizzle starting from Post 2 and Lady Graceful jockeying for early position from Post 5.
“The Bob McIntosh duo will be very tough,” says Angel In Disguise’s driver Trevor Ritchie. “But one thing about this mare, if she is in contention at the head of the lane she usually gives you everything she’s got.”
With $130,000 and Super Final points on the line, all nine of the sophomore fillies will be giving their all in Race 10 on Sunday night. Windsor Raceway sends its first race onto the five-eighths mile oval at 6:30 pm and the fillies will light up the Windsor sky just after the sun goes down.