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Alberta Princess Eliminations Complete

Published: July 20, 2020 9:12 pm ET

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Three-year-old pacing fillies were the stars of the show Monday afternoon at Century Downs as the oval hosted a trio of $7,500 eliminations for this year’s Alberta Princess Stake.

Rogue Shark used a bold, three-wide move to propel her to a 1:57.3 triumph in the first elimination for trainer/driver Dave Kelly.

The daughter of Mystery Chase-Shark Gone Bad got away fifth while Blue Star Dreaming shot to the lead and rolled the field through fractions of :28.1, :58.4 and 1:27.3. Kelly swung his charge into the flow on the way to the half, and then made a three-wide sweep after the leaders on the way to the three-quarter pole. Rogue Shark then used a :29.3 closing panel to win by a neck over heavily favoured Blue Star Dreaming. Yjuliahos came first-over and was a lapped-on third in the seven-filly affair.

Sent off at odds of 7-1, Rogue Shark improved her 2020 record to 2-1-1 from five starts while pushing her earnings to $7,705 for the Pick 6 Stable of Strathmore, AB. The 1:57.3 clocking was a career best performance for the pacing lass.

Miss Itunes rolled to an ultra-impressive 1:53.3 triumph in the second elimination for the team of driver Nathan Sobey and trainer David Lamont.

Sobey got away fifth with the filly while race favourite Treasure Horizon marched to the top and carved out first-half panels of :27.4 and :57.1. Miss Itunes was on the move in the second quarter, and she was still fighting for the lead while racing parked past the three-quarter marker in 1:24.3. She used a :29-second kicker to win by 6-1/2 lengths over Shes A Live Wire. Dontworrydonthurry was third.

It was the first win of the season – and the fourth to date – for the daughter of Mystery Chase-Minettas Munchkin. The career winner of $45,896 is owned by Donna Wyse and David Lamont of Rock View County, AB.

Snow Shark, who was sent off at the 1-9 favourite in the final elimination, went to the front and didn’t look back en route to a 1:55.4 victory for trainer/driver Keith Clark.

The daughter of Custard The Dragon-Shark Fest blasted to the lead from Post 5 and successfully sliced out fractions of :28.2, :58.1 and 1:26.4 before using a :29-second closing quarter to win by 1-1/4 lengths over Bearcat Abigail. Rounding out the top three finishers was Rapidash.

Clark bred and owns the six-time winner who has only missed the board on one occasion from 10 opportunities. The lion’s share of the loot lifted her overall cash stash to $86,502.

To view results for Monday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results – Century Downs.


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