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Bahama Blue Upsets In Princess Series

Published: May 2, 2014 10:56 pm ET

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Bahama Blue opened the second round of the Princess Series early Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack by putting an end to the win streak of first leg winner and Blossom Series sweeper Rock N Roll Xample.

The Princess Series continued on Friday as 15 sophomore pacing fillies, that were non-winners of $100,000 in 2013, showcased their talent in a pair of $20,000 second round divisions.

Bahama Blue, driven by Jody Jamieson, captured the first split in 1:53.1 at odds of 9-1.

Jamieson and Bahama Blue were the first to the quarter in :27.3, but then found themselves in the pocket heading towards the half as the heavily favoured Rock N Roll Xample (James MacDonald) took over command.

Rock N Roll Xample then led her six rivals past the half-mile mark in :56.3 and three-quarters in 1:24.4.

Down the stretch, Rock N Roll Xample and Bahama Blue separated themselves from the rest of the field with the latter getting the upper-hand in deep stretch to win by a length. Artful Impulse (Randy Waples) finished eight lengths back in third.

Trained and co-owned by Jamieson's father Carl, along with David Shea and Thomas Kyron, Bahama Blue increased her career earnings to $88,540. The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere posted her first victory in 2014 from four starts and established a new career mark.

She paid $20.70 to win.

After finishing second while making her seasonal debut in the opening round last week, Take That Hanover and Mike Saftic improved upon that result, taking the second division in 1:53.2.

Saftic had the daughter of Well Said out quickest for command in the early stages, but allowed a parked-out Polk Dot Hanover (Jody Jamieson) to the lead at the opening quarter in :27.

Her lead wouldn't last long though as favourite Take That Hanover was on the move again, taking over past the half in :56.3 and leading through three-quarters in 1:24.4.

Polk Dot Hanover angled to the outside for Jamieson at the third quarter pole, but Take That Hanover quickly opened up on her rival and was a going-away winner in deep stretch. She won by four and three-quarter lengths. Wildcat Magic (Chris Christoforou) finished second with Lasting Appeal (Steve Condren) third.

Trained and owned by Jack Darling, Take That Hanover increased her career earnings to $62,909.

She paid $4.70 to win.

To view Friday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Friday Results - Woodbine Racetrack.

(With files from WEG)


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