With racing in Ontario still shut down, Dr. Ian Moore has shipped 2020 O'Brien Award winner Lawless Shadow to Scioto Downs, and the pacing colt emerged victorious in his 2021 pari-mutuel debut.
Sent the odds-on favourite in a $14,000 overnight event, Lawless Shadow landed on the lead past a :27.1 opening quarter as Caribbean King revved off the pylons from fourth and dashed to the lead passing the stands first time. Lawless Shadow yielded for the pocket before a :55.3 half and remained tightly in tow behind Caribbean King while the rest of the field lost ground to three-quarters in 1:23.2. Driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. began to angle Lawless Shadow from second into the final turn and hit another gear straightening for the finish, sliding by Caribbean King under minimal urging to win by a length in 1:51.1. Lous A Pansy finished third, three lengths behind, with Mcfreely taking fourth.
The 2020 O’Brien Award winner as Canada's Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year, Lawless Shadow collected his fifth win from 10 starts, earning $314,624 for owners Dr. Ian Moore, R G McGroup Ltd., Serge Savard and Frank Cannon. The son of Shadow Play paid $3.40 to win.