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OK Heavenly Repeats In Hawthorne Open

Published: May 22, 2017 1:18 am ET

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OK Heavenly scored her second consecutive victory in the $15,000 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Hawthorne Race Course on Sunday (May 21).

Seeyouatthefinish left for the lead for Kyle Husted and she covered the quarter in :28.2. Fox Valley Charm moved up to take over on the backstretch through a half in :57.1 and maintained her lead through three-quarters in 1:24.4. In the lane, the field lined up six across with early trailer OK Heavenly and driver Casey Leonard rolling by to win in 1:53.4. Owned by Dandy Farms Inc. and Mark Winship, the five-year-old Ontario-bred mare OK Heavenly (Sportswriter-Double Creme) is trained by Angela Coleman.

The Sunday card opened with a field of six for the second leg of the Peter Galassi Series for filly and mare pacers. The 3-5 favourite was leg one winner Lakeside Ms Queen at 3-5. Lakeside Ms Queen broke prior to the start and spotted the field seven lengths. Dali Delight took advantage and set the fractions through a comfortable :29.4 quarter and :58.4 half. On the turn, Dali Delight maintained her advantage as Lakeside Ms Queen picked up the chase while three-wide. After three-quarters in 1:28.1, Lakeside Ms Queen came to challenge Dali Delight. At the wire, Lakeside Ms Queen overcame the break at the start and won by a neck in 1:56.3. Dali Delight was second while Rear View finished third. Lakeside Ms Queen is owned by Jace Sundeen and Denise Jarka, and trained by Jace Sundeen.

(With files from Hawthorne Race Course)

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