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Lucks Mistress two for two in Gold Final action
July 27, 2004
By Sandra Snyder

FRASERVILLE, ON — Rain returned to the Peterborough area on Tuesday afternoon, but the wet conditions did not deter Lucks Mistress from claiming her second straight Gold Final crown.

With the Kawartha Downs oval rated one second slower than normal, driver Jody Jamieson was more conservative with the talented two-year-old pacing filly but the outcome was the same as in the Gold Series season opener. At the 1:57 finish Lucks Mistress was a clear length ahead of runner-up She’s Almost Famous and three lengths in front of third-place finisher Babyremembermyname.

In spite of starting from the trailing Post 9, Jamieson had the filly charging for the lead as the fillies rolled to a :28.2 opening quarter. An identical second quarter saw Lucks Mistress reach the half in :56.4 half before the heavy going started to take its toll. The pair reached the three-quarters in 1:26.4 and then paced off a last quarter in :30.1 to secure the victory.

Trainer Carl Jamieson shares ownership on Lucks Mistress with his partners in the Lucks Mistress Stable of Princeton. The veteran horseman bid the daughter of Camluck and Mystic Mistress in for $110,000 at last fall’s Canadian Classic Sale and then offered ten shares to a group of owners eager to own a piece of the full sister to $779,728 winner Camystic.

Through four start this season Lucks Mistress has repaid the partners with three wins and one second and earnings of $158,864.

Princeton resident Jamieson also trains and co-owns fourth-place finisher Ingrid Bergrin with Jerry Jamieson of Blenheim, Thomas Kyron of Etobicoke and the Grinfromeartoear filly’s breeder Dr. Robert Boyce of London.

Kawartha Downs fans wisely selected Lucks Mistress as their top choice in the $130,000 Gold Final and earned $3.90, $2.80 and $3.30 for each two dollar investment on a win, place or show wager. She’s Almost Famous went off as the second choice and returned $2.90 to place and $4.00 to show and elimination winner Babyremembermyname paid $5.30 to show as the sixth choice in the field of nine. The exactor combining the two favourites returned just $12.80, while adding longer shot Babyremembermyname for a triactor ticket delivered a $77.90 return.

Ontario’s gifted two-year-old pacing fillies head to Sarnia’s Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday, Aug. 5 for their third Gold Series showdown, while Ontario Sires Stakes action returns to Kawartha Downs on Tuesday, Aug. 17 with Grassroots action for the record setting three-year-old pacing fillies.