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Real Heart Upsets In Princess Series


Published: April 30, 2009 10:08 pm ET

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Real Heart splashed her way to victory in the single $25,000 division in the second leg of the Princess Pacing Series for three-year-old filly pacers on a wet opening night of the Summer Meet at Mohawk Racetrack.

Heavy rains left the Campbellville oval rated two seconds off as the fillies lined up behind the gate for the night’s fourth race.

With Chris Christoforou in the bike, Real Heart got away sixth in the field of seven and sat patiently through the first half of :57.1. The daughter of Real Desire - Hornby Heart had worked her way up to fourth on the outside as the field reached the third marker in 1:26.

As they turned for home, Christoforou sent his filly three wide and she was able to overhaul the pacesetting Grin Goddess. The only concern in the late going was a hard-charging Bath Beach who ultimately fell just short at the finish. It was another seven lengths back to Grin Goddess who held the show spot.

It was the third win in 10 starts this season for Real Heart who is trained by Blair Burgess for father Robert and wife Karin Olsson. The lion’s share of the purse increased her bankroll to just over $46,000.

The $67,000 final of the Princess Series will go postward next Thursday night at Mohawk.


To view Thursday’s results, click here.

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