Woodside Charm Is Breeders Crown Freshman-Trot Champion
by Frank Cotolo, For The Breeders Crown
Wilkes-Barre, PA – Verlin Yoder drove Woodside Charm to a 1:54.1 win in the Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Trot Final at The Downs at Mohegan Pocono on Oct. 27 over a track that was rated “sloppy.”
Yoder owns and trains the Chapter Seven—Fireworks Hanover filly, which was Yoder’s first Breeders Crown entry, along with his first appearance.
Yoder took his filly right to the top as the gate swung open, followed by When Dovescry and Cloud Nine Fashion, with The Ice Dutchess waiting in fourth for a move.
The first quarter went in :27.4.
The field remained in the same order as Woodside Charm glided along easy to a half in :57.1. The Ice Dutchess took to the outside and tried to launch a challenge but was soon weary and faded by three-quarters that went in 1:25.2.
When Dovescry made her move just after three-quarters, but Woodside Charm was taking Yoder on an easy path to the winner’s circle, finishing in 1:54.1.
When Dovescry finished second to the 1-9 favorite, with Cloud Nine Fashion holding on for third and Special Honor sliding in fourth.
It was the seventh win in seven starts for Woodside Charm, who was bred by AV & Son.
“You can’t put this into words,” Yoder said after his visit to the winner’s circle, adding the filly will “go to Florida to un-thaw and see what happens for next year.”