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Mr Coolie Does It Again In Ontario Boys


Published: February 20, 2010 10:18 pm ET

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Mr Coolie was a repeat winner while Topcornerterror captured the other division in Saturday night’s second leg of the Ontario Boys Pacing Series for four-year-olds at Woodbine Racetrack.

Mr Coolie, who converted from a pocket trip in leg one of the series, rallied from off the pace on Saturday for driver Mike Saftic to score in 1:53. The son of No Pan Intended - Armbro Vertical was 1-1/4 lengths better than Ponder Seelster (Mario Baillargeon) with Lookin For A Fight (Simon Allard) closing from well back to finish third.

Despite winning in the opening leg, Mr Coolie was let go at odds of almost 7-1 for trainer Gregg McNair, who co-owns along with Ian Flemming of Londesborough, Ont. The colt entered the series without a victory in nine career tries prior to his two consecutive wins.

In the second split, Topcornerterror, who did not compete in the first leg, converted from a perfect pocket trip for driver Mario Baillargeon to win in 1:53.2. The son of Western Terror - Almahurst Dandy bested the pacesetting Tapioca Blues (Mark MacDonald) by 1-1/4 lengths with Justalittleluck (Jody Jamieson) finishing another length back in third.

Topcornerterror returned $5.60 as the second choice while notching his second win in eight tries this season for trainer Ben Wallace, who co-owns along with James and Bruce Pearson of Ont. The lion’s share of the $20,000 purse boosted his career bankroll to just over $89,000.

The $60,000 Ontario Boys Series final will go postward next Saturday night from Woodbine.

For the second consecutive time, Hyperion Hanover edged out Keystone Horatio at the wire in the $50,000 Open Pace.

Major Hottie (Mark MacDonald) crossed over from the outermost Post 6 with Hyperion Hanover (Jody Jamieson) and race favourite Keystone Horatio (Randy Waples) following in behind. As the field passed the :27.3 first quarter mark, Hyperion Hanover pulled the pocket and swept to command, but would settle back in the two spot as Keystone Horatio marched past the 7-2 second choice at the :56 half-mile marker.

Keystone Horatio led the way to the 1:24 third quarter before Jamieson tipped Hyperion Hanover out for the stretch drive and reached up to score by a neck in 1:51.1. Major Hottie finished third.

The win was Hyperion Hanover’s second of the season in seven starts and lifted his earnings to $82,500 for trainer Rob Fellows and the S S G Stables of North Boston, New York. The seven-year-old son of Camluck-Hattie is one step closer to reaching the million dollar mark in lifetime earnings. His 29th victory pushed his bankroll to $956,343.

To view Saturday's results, click here.

(With files from WEG)

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