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Head Turning Jag Dominates

Published: June 16, 2021 10:55 pm ET

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Robert Pooley's Head Turning Jag ($8.70) picked up right where he left off in March, scoring his second consecutive win — off an 81-day layoff, no less — by taking Wednesday's (June 16) $11,500 Preferred 2-3 Handicap Trot at Grand River Raceway in commanding fashion.

After being parked in fourth on the first turn, driver Trevor Henry aggressively gunned the seven-year-old son of Angus Hall to the fore up the backstretch, clearing early pacesetter Katch Kanna (J.R. Plante) after a :28.4 first quarter. And once he seized control of the terms, there was absolutely no looking back. Head Turning Jag rated middle fractions of :58.4 and 1:28.3 before gaining steady separation on the home turn, and he ultimately drew off to defeat Katch Kanna by five lengths in 1:58.2. Scene A Magician (Greg Dustin), another length behind, preserved third up the open stretch.

John Cecchin trains Head Turning Jag, a 14-time winner who won an Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots event in his rookie season and has spent most of the last three years competing at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

To view Wednesday's complete results, click the following link: Wednesday Results – Grand River Raceway.


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