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Pick Your Princess

Published: April 21, 2009 7:57 pm ET

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There are plenty of potential princesses in the upcoming $25,000 opener of the Princess Pacing Series, for three-year-old fillies, this coming Thursday night at Woodbine Racetrack. But one that bears particular attention is the Allamerican Native daughter, Blogette Hanover, who is one-half of the entry from the shedrow of conditioner John Burns.

Blogette Hanover, who was unraced at two, has racked up an impressive record already at three. In nine starts, she has visited the winner’s circle six times, while moving steadily up in class. Though she has been troubled by breaks in stride on a couple of occasions, she is improving versatility-wise as well. Her first few wins, all at the Woodbine oval, came with front-end trips, but in her most recent start on April 10, she stalked the leaders for much of the mile and surged to win by a head in the final strides.

Blogette Hanover’s stablemate, Gargantua Hanover, has a way to go to match that six in nine record, but since moving to Burns’s shedrow from the tutelage of James “Friday” Dean this winter, she has certainly been knocking on the door. While the daughter of The Panderosa still can boast only one victory in 13 lifetime starts, she has picked up two cheques for second-place efforts, as well as a third, a fourth, and a fifth in five starts.

Together, the Burns fillies have been rated at 8-5 in the morning line. Blogette Hanover will have Randy Waples in the bike to guide her from Post 2, while Gargantua Hanover will leave from Post 6, with Luc Ouellette at the lines.

The opening round of the Princess Pacing Series is featured on the April 23 card (Race 6) along with the $47,200 final of the Tie Silk Trotting Series, for sophomore colts.

Parlay Poised For Tie Silk Sweep

The $47,200 final of the Tie Silk Trotting Series for three-year-olds, this coming Thursday night, April 23 at Woodbine, is all about a colt named Parlay.

The unbeaten son of Kadabra – Speedy Shasta has been a dominant force in this series, sailing to victory by two and a half lengths in the opener two weeks ago, and repeating the feat last Thursday while lowering his lifetime speed mark to 1:56.2. The pupil of trainer Ricky MacPhee has not been seriously challenged, and if his morning line odds of 3-5 are any indication, Parlay is expected to trounce his rivals once again on Thursday to complete the series sweep, extend his unbeaten streak to five, and boost his earnings over the $50,000 mark.

Catch this talented trotter in action in the Tie Silk Final (Race 7).

To view Thursday's entries, click here.


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