Red Star Senator was in a hurry to win last Friday – and win he did, again. 

The four-year-old son of Presidential Ball ignored his post – the assigned outside seven – and made it two straight victories in the premier event (claiming $35,000, non-winners of $7,500 last six with open pacers) of the weekend at Fraser Downs. 

He now has a 4-2-3 record in 11 starts in 2006, season earnings of $38,400, 15 lifetime wins and more than $220,000 in career earnings. 

Senator, the even-money favorite with Jim Burke in the sulky, settled for fifth early but not for long. He was out and on the move in front of the grandstand. He made a big move down the backstretch and had moved to second, a half-length back, at the three-quarter pole. He never stopped as he rolled to a 1˝-length margin at the wire in a time of 1:56.3. 

Haras Colta Cola had a short stay in the lead early but Accent Seelster, part of a 7-5 second-choice entry, took over the lead before the half and was only caught by Senator. Sucha Smooth Deal, a 28-1 shot, closed strongly for third, nipping El Toro at the wire. 

Red Star Senator is owned by Mary Murphy and trained by Bob Merschback. 

COYOTE HOWLS: Coyote Hanover, a six-year-old son of Western Hanover, was once again impressive as he captured his third straight triumph for trainer Wayne Isbister and driver Jim Marino last Friday. Coyote Hanover bumped his 2006 earnings to more than $25,000 while winning the 24th race of his career. 

Hippie Chick, a seven-year-old daughter of Legal Notice, broke her run of second-place finishes (three straight and six in 12 starts) with a win for driver Jim Burke and trainer Billy Davis. 

Follow Your Ideal, a three-year-old daughter of Western Ideal, made it two in a row for trainer/driver Serge Masse. 

Trulyatyrant, a six-year-old son of True Tyrant, won his sixth in 12 starts in 2006 and also ended Red Star Dusty’s four-win streak for trainer/driver Scott Knight. 

Cassava, a five-year-old daughter of Perfect Art, moved up in class but still continued to win, making it three in a row last Saturday. Cassava  is 12-4-1-3 in 2006 with the latest win for trainer Bob Merschback and driver Jim Burke. 

Red Star Turbulent, a six-year-old son of Pacific Fella, won his second consecutive start for the Merschback-Burke combo. He now has a 12-5-3-1 mark in 2006 and 20 career wins. 

Chase The Weasel, a three-year-old son of Dancing Puddles, covered the mile in a career best 2:01.1; Maxillas Future, a four-year-old daughter of Falcons Future, won her fifth of 2006; Rodgertheodger, a three-year-old son of Faldo Hanover, equaled his lifetime mark of 1:58.4 despite an off track; Furness Abbey, a seven-year-old son of Dal Reo Hop Sing, won his first of 2006 – by 7˝ lengths -- in his 12th start and Bre X, the former track record holder, a nine-year-old son of Dal Reo Hop Sing and making his second start of 2006, won his first since 2004 (he had but five starts in 2005 because of injury).

BURKE STAYS ON ROLL: Jim Burke continues to make a late-meet move in the driver standings at the Downs. 

Burke had a handful of victories in last weekend’s two days of racing to tie with Scott Knight. The previous weekend Burke paced all drivers with seven wins. Burke is fifth for the meet at 74 wins. 

Jim Marino, the Downs’ winningest pilot, had three triumphs, the same as Rick White who closed to within two of 2,000 wins for his career. Andy Arsenault picked up two victories. 

Mike Bourgeois raced to his first victory of 2006, and first since 2004, with a win aboard Red Star Disco last Friday. A serious leg injury had reduced Mike’s sulky action over the past couple of seasons. 

Wayne Isbister was the best of all trainers last weekend with four trips to the winner’s enclosure. Bob Meschback had three wins and Knight was the only other conditioner to have more than one. Ray MacKenzie got his first victory of 2006 with Canya Ketchem. 

COLEMAN REMAINS HOT: The stable of trainer Casie Coleman continues to win at a torrid pace on the Woodbine circuit and on Saturday night the 25-year-old became the circuit's first trainer of 2006 to surpass the $1 million mark in earnings. 

Coleman's latest claiming star, Red Pop, marched his way to a 1:51 win in Woodbine's third race on Saturday and his $14,000 payday vaulted Coleman's season earnings at WEG into seven digit territory. 

Coleman, who was Canada's trainer of the year in 2005, became the nation's first female trainer to make $1 million in a single season in 2005 and earlier this year she became Canada's first trainer, regardless of gender, to reach the $1 million mark. 

Coleman’s totals are: 2006: 76 wins - $1,172,324 - .459 U.T.R.S; 2005: 196 wins - $547,735 - .396 U.T.R.S; lifetime: 480 wins - $5,318,190.