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Jamiesons add to Johnston and Lampman point totals
July 19, 2004
By Sandra Snyder

CLINTON, ON ó Carl and Jody Jamieson added to their impressive 2004 Ontario Sires Stakes statistics with multiple wins in two-year-old pacing colt Grassroots action at Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon. The father and son team, who currently lead the Johnston and Lampman Cup races, scored a pair of wins together and Jody Jamieson also piloted Naz Tuttolomondo trainee Byatux to a win.

The green and yellow colours made their first appearance in the winnerís circle after the eighth race when Jody Jamieson engineered a come-from-behind victory for Jesse B. Lining up at Post 2 on the Clinton starting gate, the younger Jamieson eased the colt off the wings and landed in fifth spot through the early going. Heading for the three-quarters the driver sent the colt up the outside and by the time the colts turned for home Jesse B was just a neck behind pacesetter Total Impact. Jesse B easily prevailed in the stretch battle, cruising under the wire three lengths in front in 2:00.2.

Twin B Hold edged out Total Impact for the runner-upís share of the $15,000 purse, leaving the pacesetter to settle for third.

The win was the first for Jesse B, who is trained by Carl Jamieson for his partners in the Jesse B Stable of Princeton. The son of Armbro Operative and Mehari, the colt counts among his siblings $517,991 winner Jesse B Baker and $164,636 winner Jesse B Showboat.

Two races later Jody Jamieson once again opted for a stalking strategy to land Fast Factor in the winnerís circle in an identical time of 2:00.2, one length up on Jans Cam and Adamisastar.

An $18,000 yearling acquisition at last fallís Forest City Yearling Sale, Fast Factor is owner by Carl Jamieson of Princeton, Jerry Jamieson of Blenheim, Karl Ungerman of Toronto and Thomas Kyron of Etobicoke. The son of Apaches Fame and $380,867 winner Eftimia now boasts a record of one win and one third in Grassroots action.

Jody Jamieson made one final appearance in the Clinton Raceway winnerís circle when he changed strategies and piloted Byatux to a front end 2:01.1 victory over Pacific Jerry and Ramgold. Naz Tuttolomondo of Dunnville bred, owns and trains the Presidential Ball colt, who was a disappointing seventh in his Grassroots debut.

Run Away Fame was the only colt in the Clinton event to replicate his successful season opening effort. The Apaches Fame son sailed around the half-mile oval to a two and one quarter length victory in spite of travelling with broken equipment. Favourite Kentucky Rebel and Oh George Go settled for second and third in the 2:01 mile.

Robert B. Chapple of Chatham bred and owns Run Away Fame and entrusts the coltís day to day care to trainer Gregg McNair.

The other Grassroots divisions went to Apache Rain Dance in 2:03.3, the Thief in 2:02.4, Clothing Optional in 2:01.4, Sand Olls Dilinger in 2:01.4, Twin B Krave in 2:01.1 and Five For Fighting in 2:03.

The two-year-old pacing colts make their third Grassroots stop at Bellevilleís Quinte Exhibition Raceway on Aug. 13, while Ontario Sires Stakes excitement makes its final appearance in Clinton on Sunday, Aug. 8 with Grassroots action for the two-year-old pacing fillies.