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Local filly posts impressive Grassroots victory
June 23, 2004
By Sandra Snyder

INNISFIL, ON — Local favourite Tosexyforthedriver scorched around the Georgian Downs oval on Tuesday evening to score her first Grassroots victory and shave almost three seconds off her personal best time.

The Run The Table daughter and driver Jody Jamieson controlled the pace throughout the 1:54.2 mile, reaching the wire three lengths ahead of Fits Of Laughter and Annie Russ for trainer Bruce MacDonald and owner Mardon Stables of Loretto. The win was the three-year-old pacing filly’s second of the 2004 season.

Jamieson also posted victories in the first two Grassroots divisions, using identical front-end tactics to reach the winner’s circle in 1:57.1 with Warrawee Flare and 1:55.4 with Ramblin Rosie.

Break N Racing Stable of Ohsweken owns Warrawee Flare and Adrianne Lickers trains the Northern Luck daughter, who is undefeated through four starts this season. R Bs Rocket and Ferocious rounded out the top three in Race 3.

Geoffrey Maltby trains Ramblin Rosie for Daryl Paddock of Alexandria, IN. The Grinfromeartoear daughter is a recent arrival to the Ontario Sires Stakes scene after spending her early season competing at Indiana’s Hoosier Park. The filly bested Stonebridge Ariel and Paradise Of Grins in her provincial debut.

Doug Brown also posted the driving hat trick, piloting Casper, Pauls Peanut and Alls Well to victory. The veteran reinsman picked up the drive behind Casper from trainer Mark Steacy and effortlessly steered the Rustler Hanover daughter to the 1:56 win for Steacy of Lansdowne, David Reid of Glenburnie and David MacDonald of Cornwall.

Pauls Peanut picked up her second straight Grassroots victory with a 1:55.4 victory in Race 11. Bowmanville resident Brown also trains the Run The Table daughter for partners Paul Pryne of Brampton, Bert Lindsay of Oshawa and Jackson Wittup of Calgary, AB.

The veteran reinsman completed the triple aboard Stacy Beckley trainee Alls Well who squeaked out a nose victory in 1:58.3 for owner-breeders Emerald Highlands Farm of Mount Vernon, OH.

The other Grassroots divisions went to Keltic Sarah in 1:57, Patty Ben Beau in 1:56.3, Late Night Babe in 1:57.4, Shes A Blast in 1:55.4, Dreamfair Carrie in 1:55.3 and Village Blush in 1:56.3.

In Trillium Series action for the two-year-old pacing fillies, Roger Mayotte piloted Joe Intine trainee Lucky Angel to a 1:58.2 victory in the first split. The Northern Luck daughter delivered an impressive performance up the outside to reel in favourite Three Kilo in the stretch. Intine’s Touch Stone Farms of Guelph and Mary Intine of Brantford own the talented youngster.

The other Trillium division went to Carl Jamieson and Ingrid Bergrin in 1:58.3 off a front-end trip. The Grinfromeartoear daughter is owned by Princeton resident Jamieson, Jerry Jamieson of Blenheim, Thomas Kyron of Etobicoke and Dr. Robert Boyce of London.

The two-year-old pacing fillies now head to Woodbine Racetrack on July 1 for the first Gold Series event or Hanover Raceway on July 3 for the Grassroots season opener. The three-year-old pacing fillies continue their Grassroots rivalry at Hanover Raceway on July 17.

Ontario Sires Stakes excitement returns to Georgian Downs on Tuesday, July 13 with Gold Series Eliminations for the two-year-old pacing colts.