Fields set for Battles of Waterloo & Belles

ELORA – The fields are set for the two feature events for holiday Monday’s Industry Day celebration at Grand River Raceway.

The fields were set for the Battle of Waterloo and the Battle of the Belles in elimination races Monday night at Grand River Raceway.

Qualifiers for the Battle of Waterloo finished in the top three of their elimination.

Lucky Sport and Jody Jamieson won the first elimination, edging Southwind Grizzly and Doug McNair. Both posted times of 1:56.4. Simple Kinda Man/James Macdonald was third in 1:57.1.

Stock/Sylvain Filion won the second elimination by a head over Taste Of History/Louis Philippe Roy with Hudson Phil/ Macdonald third. All three were timed in 1:54.2.

Avalon Hanover/Bob McClure also won the third elimination by a head over Casimir Richie P/Filion in 1:54.2. Burning Midnight/Roy was third in 1:54.4.

Early odds for the Battle of Waterloo has Burning Midnight/Trevor Henry at 2-1, Lucky Sport/Jamieson 5-2, Southwind Grizzly/McNair 3-1, Taste Of History/Roy 7-2, Simple Kinda Man/Corey Callahan and Avalon Hanover/McClure 4-1, Stock/Filion 5-1, Hudson Phil/Macdonald 8-1 and Casimir Richie P/Tyler Moore 9-1.

The Battle of Waterloo is the 11th and final race on Monday’s card and is to go to post at 4:58 p.m.

Top four in each of two qualifiers Monday as well as the fastest fifth-place finisher grabbed berths in the Battle of the Belles final.

Play The Bell/McClure won the first qualifier in 1:56.2 while Neon Moon/Jamieson were second in 1:56.4. Rendezvous Hanover/Chris Christoforou were third in 1:57.0, Oxford Comma/Robert Shepherd were fourth in 1:57.1 and Hey Sweetie/Filion were fifth in 1:57.3.

Azure Seelster/Filion won the second qualifier in 1:54.3. Sudden Passing/McNair were second in 1:55.1, Write Me A Song/Jamieson third in 1:55.1, Lady Ella/Richard Zeron fourth in 1:55.1 and Ashlees Sport/Christoforou fifth in 1:55.2.

Early odds for Battle of the Belles, the 10th race Monday scheduled for 4:35 p.m., has Azure Seelster/Filion at 8-5, Play The Bell/McClure at 3-1, Lady Ella/Zeron at 7-2, Sudden Passing/McNair at 6-1, Neon Moon/Jamieson at 7-1, Ashlees Sport/Christoforou and Write Me A Song/Callahan at 10-1 and Rendezvous Hanover/Macdonald at 12-1.

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