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Lookit sharp in Gold Elimination victory
REXDALE, ON — Lookit scored a second straight victory with an impressive 1:59.3 effort in Gold Series Elimination action at Woodbine Racetrack on Tuesday evening.
The two-year-old trotting filly and driver Wayne Henry led the field of 10 through fractions of :29.3, :59.3 and 1:31.4 before facing a serious challenge, and then dug deep to fend off favourite Real Live Woman and earn the neck victory.
Trainer Ross Henry of Arthur and partner Wally Yantz of Bloomingdale acquired Lookit for $15,000 at last fall’s Canadian Classic Sale and through two starts the Royal Strength filly has already provided a $60,993 return on their investment. The talented filly also captured a Trillium Series division at Rideau Carleton Raceway on June 27, stepping off a 2:03.1 mile.
Ja El Ginger, owned by Carl Jamieson of Princeton, Joanne Morrison of Beeton, Karl Ungerman of Toronto and Glengate Farms of Campbellville, rounded out the top three in the $49,645 contest and fourth and fifth-place finishers Jameson and Can A Daa also advanced to the $130,000 Gold Final July 13 at Woodbine.
The second elimination also featured a close finish as pacesetter Erotica fought off favourite Dream On Bernie to score a half length victory in 2:01.3.
Doug and Ada Jean Ackerman of Warren, MI bred and own Erotica, who was making her racing debut, and their son D.R. Ackerman piloted the filly to the victory. Keystone Leah was another three lengths back in third and Gaelic and Meadowviewprincess also secured a spot on the gate in next week’s lucrative Final.
Ontario Sires Stakes action resumes Thursday night at Woodbine Racetrack with the remarkably talented two-year-old pacing fillies in their first Gold Series Final.