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Freedoms Pass Fillies Break Maidens In Counterfeit

Published: October 11, 2008 2:00 pm ET

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A pair of Freedoms Pass freshman fillies had their photos taken for the first time after winning their respective divisions of the Counterfeit Crown Sales Stake at Northlands Park on Saturday afternoon.

In the first $26,800 division, Arielle Pass and driver Gerry Hudon converted from the perfect pocket trip to win in 2:00.2.

The Robin Chase trainee picked up her first lifetime win in three starts after following Sealedwithapromise (Keith Clark) through panels of :30, 1:01.2 and 1:30.4. Arielle Pass sprinted past the pacesetter in the stretch to win by four and a half lengths for owners James Martin of Leduc, Greg Gillis of Edmonton and Gladys Schmitke of Calgary, Alta.

Sealedwithapromise stayed for second and West Town Girl (Jamie Gray) finished third. Gts Lizzy (William Tainsh Jr.) made a break and fell going into the stretch. Kg Star (John Chappell) were interfered with, but no other horses were affected. Reports from Northlands state that both Gts Lizzy and Tainsh were up shortly after and appeared to be fine. Tainsh did complete his drives on the card.

Hudon also visited the winner's circle three more times on the 11-race card in rein to his pupils Timberline Court (1:55.1) in the first race, Red Riverboat (1:57.3) in the third race and Tyber King (1:53.4) in Race 4.

The resident of Calgary, Alberta has 1,499 training victories to date and 2,137 driving wins.

Jennas Pass, also by Freedoms Pass, and driver Ron Graham used the inside post position to their advantage in the second $27,100 Counterfeit Crown division.

Jennas Pass posted panels of :28.2, :58.2 and 1:28 en route to her first lifetime win in 1:58.1. Blue Star Success (Mike Hennessy) finished one and a half lengths back in second and Lime Rickey (Jamie Gray) was third.

The Joe O'Brien pupil is owned by the Battle River Stables and Timothy McCoy of Edmonton, Alta.

In the first $19,067 Mannart Tornado Sales Stake, Wrangler Payday improved his lifetime record to a perfect two-for-two.

With Tainsh in the bike, the As Promised gelding posted fractions of :28, :59 and 1:27.2 en route to victory in 1:57.1 by one and three-quarter lengths. Pilgrims Pass (Gerry Hudon) was the runner-up and Raysmidnightcall (Rene Goulet) took the show spot.

Wrangler Payday is trained by Jeff McLeod for owners Dr. Maurice Stewart and Maureen Stewart of Leduc and Gordon Rumpel of Calgary, Alta.

Commence Countdown and driver Brent Grundy took the second division in 1:58.2 after rallying from off the pace. My Candidate (Donald Monkman Jr.) finished second two lengths back and Cams Trouble Maker (Rene Goulet) came on for third as the pacesetter Traffic King (Kelly Hoerdt) faded to fourth.

Grundy trains and co-owns the son of Marlow Hanover, who picked up his first lifetime score, with Diane Bertrand of Edmonton, Atla.

In the final Mannart Tornado split, Jackies Back (John Chappell) also broke his maiden after speeding past the pacesetter Scotty Pooh (Terry Gallant) in the stretch to win in 2:00 by over one length. Wassup Bernie (Rod Hennessy) finished third.

The son of With Held is trained by Joe Ratchford and owned by Rick McAllister of Airdrie, Alta.

To view Saturday's results, click here.


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