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Imjustalittleguy Comes Up Big

Published: June 15, 2009 12:02 am ET

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Contrary to what his name implies, Imjustalittleguy turned in a ginormous effort to take home the top prize in Sunday’s feature race at Rideau Carleton Raceway for trainer/driver Ted McDonald.

Imjustalittleguy, a seven-year-old son of Armbro Operativ, survived a first-over journey to notch a 1:54 score in the $12,100 Preferred. It was his third win of the season, but his first Open tally of the campaign.

Atoka Woodstock had Royal Becquet parked and Best Show In Town double parked to the quarter pole in :26.1 before he gave way. Best Show In Town eventually worked his to the engine, but Imjustalittleguy wasn’t about to let him get away with easy fractions.

Best Show In Town got a mini-breather in the second quarter when he only had to use up :29.4 speed to get the field to the mid-way point in :56, but he was forced to step a third quarter in :28.2 while feeling the heat from the first-over Imjustalittleguy. Best Show In Town eventually succumbed to the pressure, and that left the lead to Imjustalittleguy. That gelding dug in for a :29.3 final quarter, which was enough to hold off a fast-closing Royal Becquet by half a length. Atoka Woodstock finished third in the 1:54 affair.

Lloyd Stone of Portland and Dr. John Tobin of Elgin, ON share ownership on Imjustalittleguy, who went over $200,000 in lifetime earnings with the win. It was his 26th lifetime score in just 94 trips postward.

To view Sunday’s results, click here.

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