TORONTO, November 29 – This weekly feature offers a look back at the best Standardbred races and performances of the week at Woodbine.
HIGH FIVE LUC
#5 – Saturday, November 26; Race 9 – The Casie Coleman-trained Reibercrombie gave veteran driver Luc Ouellette his fifth win on Saturday night’s programme. The four-year-old gelding won in 1:50.4, which notched his fourth straight triumph. Click here to read more on Ouellette’s night.
Click here to watch the video replay – November 26; Race 9
HE’S SO DREAMY
#4 – Monday, November 28; Race 11 – Audreys Dream, a three-year-old pacing gelding, used a :26.4 final quarter to capture his conditioned event by half a length. The Ben Wallace trainee lowered his lifetime mark to 1:50, while defeating the odds-on favourite, Curator. With Jody Jamieson in the sulky, Audreys Dream put a wrinkle in Curator’s prefect five-for-five record.
Click here to watch the video replay – November 28; Race 11
BY A NOSE
#3 – Monday, November 28; Race 2; Autumn Stakes elim (2YOCP) – Arthur, a Tony Alagna trainee, just got up in the nick of time to win his $20,000 elimination by a nose. In a career-best clocking of 1:52.3, the gelding was driven by Jody Jamieson.
Click here to watch the video replay – November 28; Race 2
WRANGLING UP A WIN
#2 – Monday, November 28; Race 9; Autumn Stakes elim (2YOCP) – Twin B Wrangler, driven by Jody Jamieson, romped in his Autumn Stakes elimination, earning the right to select his post for the $50,000 final. The Travis Umphrey student crossed the wire three and three quarter lengths ahead of his competitors, taking a new mark of 1:53 in the process.
Click here to watch the video replay – November 28; Race 9
A BRAND NEW ‘MARK’
#1 – Saturday, November 26; Race 3; Preferred Pace – There is no stopping Sparky Mark. The four-year-old sizzled in the $38,000 Preferred Pace with a sub-1:50 mile. With regular pilot Sylvain Filion in the bike, the Mark Austin pupil won his fourth straight dash in a new lifetime mark of 1:49.
Click here to watch the video replay – November 26; Race 3