Two-year-old fillies were in the spotlight Monday evening at Woodbine Racetrack, as the oval hosted the opening leg of the Autumn Series for trotters and pacers.
Haileysgonedancing trotted to a 1:58.4 score in her $16,000 division for the tandem of driver Jack Moiseyev and trainer Tony O’Sullivan.
The daughter of Manofmanymissions-Too Busy To Cook got away second while Malia took the field to the quarter pole in :28.2. Moiseyev called on Haileysgonedancing to sprint to the top in the backstretch, and she did so with relative ease. She proceeded to lead the group through middle panels of :59.1 and 1:29.4 before using a :29-second kicker to win by a half-length margin over Treasure Gifts K. Third prize went to T C Sno Massive.
O’Sullivan shares ownership on the lightly-raced lass with Kirk McKinnon of Brampton, Lorne Keller and Rick Zeron Stables. It was the second lifetime win for the filly who lifted her earnings to $17,190 in the process.
Lay Lady Lay took the opening division for the pacers, and she did so in first-over fashion for driver Chris Christoforou. He got away fourth with the Chris Matthews pupil, who watched Boozer Bruiser slice out splits of :27.3, :56.3 and 1:25.4. Christoforou had his filly challenging the leader in the third quarter, and he got her to step home in a :28-second clip en route to posting the win by 1-1/4 lengths over Specialcelebration in 1:54.1. Active Lady rounded out the top three finishers.
Sent off as the 4-5 favourite, the daughter of Up The Credit-Lady D M improved her rookie record to 2-1-0 from five trips to the track. The career winner of $18,500 is owned by 1posse2steves3brothersstb of Guelph, ON.
Noone To Depend On parlayed a ground-saving journey into a 1:55.2 triumph in the second division for Team Jamieson. The daughter of Santanna Blue Chip-Tipsy Taters got away third for driver Jody Jamieson and held that position while Lady Marina rolled the field through fractions of :26, :56.3 and 1:26.2. Noone To Depend On found clearance in the lane and used a :28.1 closing quarter to win by 1-1/2 lengths over Lady Marina. Icthelight Hanover grabbed the show dough.
Trainer Carl Jamieson co-owns the filly with his daughter, Brandy Jamieson, and together they watched her improve her freshman record to 2-3-1 from 15 starts. The lion’s share of the purse bumped her bankroll to $38,610.