After flawless performances in her first three starts of the season it came as no surprise that Belle Boyd was sent off as an overwhelming favourite in Thursday’s $35,600 final of the Blossom Series at Woodbine Racetrack. The filly kept her impressive streak alive thanks to a 1:54.2 win for Team Jamieson.
Sent off at odds of 1-5, Belle Boyd floated off the gate for position from Post 4 for driver Jody Jamieson while Marquise De Sarah and Wildcat Hanna rocketed away from the starting gate and battled to the quarter pole in :26.4 before Marquise De Sarah was forced to take back and scramble into the pocket. Jamieson stayed parked going into the turn with Belle Boyd, but she eventually muscled her way to the lead and took the field to the mid-way point.
Marquise De Sarah made a snap move out of the three-hole on the way to the half, and after parking to the mid-way point in :57.4 she brushed to the top and sped into the final turn. She led the fillies to the three-quarter pole in 1:26.4 before being confronted by the pocket-pulling Belle Boyd. The favourite roared home in :27.2 to win by 1-1/4 lengths over Marquise De Sarah in 1:54.2. Notalkingback rallied to grab the show dough.
“She was well in-hand tonight,” said Jody Jamieson. “The [ear] plugs were still in and I haven’t asked her yet as she did it all on her own. She’s got a long year ahead of her and she’s come back this season in great form.”
With the victory, the three-year-old daughter of Art Major-Yankee Luck improved her lifetime record to 5-2-2 from 15 starts while pushing her career earnings to $90,475. Trainer Carl Jamieson co-owns the pacing lass with Joanne Morrison and Tom Kyron.
(With quotes from WEG)
To view results for Thursday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Thursday Results – Woodbine Racetrack.