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Top 5 Races of the Week (April 21-25)

April 26, 2011

This weekly feature offers a look back at the best Standardbred races and/or performances of the week at Woodbine.

#5 – Monday, April 25; Race 6 – Up The Credit and driver Jody Jamieson delivered as the 1-5 favourite in his three-year-old debut. The Carl Jamieson trainee is eligible to the $1.5 Pepsi North America Cup. The son of Western Terror-Cantbuymehappiness took the mile in 1:53.1 over a good track.

Click here to watch the video replay – April 25; Race 6

#4 – Friday, April 22; Race 9; Fillies and Mares Preferred – Marietta Hall, a 10-1 longshot, defeated the 3-5 favourite, Warrawee Koine, by a nose in the Fillies and Mares Preferred. Warrawee Koine was unbeaten in her last four starts at this level. The Anthony Montini trainee paid $22.70 to win.

Click here to watch the video replay – April 22; Race 9

#3 – Saturday, April 23; Race 3; Open Pace – St Elmo Hero was back on the winning track. After being defeated in last week’s Open by Art Professor, Jody Jamieson guided the five-year-old gelding back to the winner’s circle.  The even-money favourite opened up by two and a quarter lengths in the stretch stopping the teletimer in 1:51.4.

Click here to watch the video replay – April 23; Race 3

#2 – Monday, April 21; Race 7 – Rock Ann Rolling won her first race of 2011 in style. The three-year-old filly was seventh at the three-quarters pole. Rick Zeron pulled the Gordon Remmen pupil to the outside. With a late burst of speed, Rock Ann Rolling won by a neck in a 23-1 upset, beating Ugly Betty, the 4-5 favourite. The daughter of Rocknroll Hanover-Myrnas Jackpot won in 1:56.2, a new lifetime mark. She paid $49.10 to win.

Click here to watch the video replay – April 21; Race 7

#1 – Friday, April 22; Race 1; Ontario Spring Open Stakes elim – The Eric Adams-trained Bare Necessity had a prefect four-for-four record on the line going into his Ontario Spring Open elimination. Driver Sylvain Filion and the three-year-old gelding made it five-for-five in wire-to-wire fashion. Bare Necessity advances to the $60,000 final to be contested on April 29.

Click here to watch the video replay – April 22; Race 1

Check out the Ontario Spring Open elim recap.

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