Like many of his fellow Ontario trainers, Wayne Henry has spent the winter in Florida prepping his stock, four of which are scheduled to qualify on Saturday morning at Pompano Park.
Henry, who will be driving all of his youngsters as well, has a pair of sophomore trotters and two three-year-olds by the late Mach Three scheduled to appear. In the first race he’ll be up behind Warrawee Storm, a daughter of Windsong Espoir who made just three starts last year at two.
The filly is a full sister to a former Ontario Sires Stakes multiple winner from the Henry stable, Warrawee Promesse ($140,000).
The Kadabra miss Expose Yourself is his starter in the second test of the morning. She made seven starts as a rookie and picked up a couple of cheques in OSS Gold events.
Bred by Herb Liverman, she is the third foal from the $248,000 winner Muscle Shirt. Like Warrawee Storm, she is owned by Henry’s Stable of Arthur, Ontario.
Two Mach Three offspring owned and bred by Fred Brayford of Alliston, Ontario, are Wayne’s other two starters. Machs Echo has post two in the fourth qualifier. A full or half-sister to Machet Rocket ($275,000) and Little Man Cam ($224,000), Machs Echo made just one start last year at two.
Henry and Brayford’s colt Fireball has the rail in the fifth test on Saturday. He had six starts as a rookie last year and scored a win, a second and a third in those appearances.
Henry has won the Johnston Cup as the leading trainer in the OSS twice, his dad Ross took the trophy five times and brother Trevor has been the leading driver in the program on two occasions (in 2007 and 1996).