Outlaw Tootsieroll Goes All The Way
Driver Gilles Bouvier seized the lead with Outlaw Tootsieroll early, and from that point forward the two had the race in the bag to win the $2,850 Fillies & Mares Open Handicap Pace at Marquis Downs on Saturday (Oct. 2).
Leaving from Post 5, Outlaw Tootsieroll secured the top past a :28.4 first quarter from Triple Action and slowed the tempo heading to a :58.4 half. Hurry Home mounted a first-over challenge moving to three-quarters, but Outlaw Tootsieroll upped the tempo slightly to that station in 1:27.4. From there, Hurry Home could only give pursuit as Outlaw Tootsieroll coasted home one-length better to win in 1:59. Triple Action finished third while A Cowboys Dream took fourth and odds-on favourite Northfield Nellie never left last and finished fifth of the five.
A six-year-old mare by Smart Shark, Outlaw Tootsieroll won her seventh race from 15 starts this season and her 18th from 82 overall. She has now earned $59,902. Lance Ward trains the $7 winner for owner Jaime Ward.
To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Marquis Downs.