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Favourites rule in Autumn Series

04:59 AM 04 Nov 2015 NZDT
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Haileysgonedancing Lay Lady Lay Noone To Depend
Haileysgonedancing now sports a record of two wins from six starts
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Lay Lady Lay recorded her second win in five starts
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A daughter of Santanna Blue Chip, Noone To Depend On is trained by Carl Jamieson
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TORONTO, November 2 - Ontario sired two-year-old fillies were the main attraction Monday night at Woodbine Racetrack for the opening leg of the harness racing Autumn Series.

A field of eight trotting fillies competed in a single split, while 18 fillies were separated into a pair of divisions on the pacing side. All three divisions competed for a purse of $16,000.

In the trotting division, Haileysgonedancing lived up to her 3/5 hype to win in 1:58.4.

Driven by Jack Moiseyev, Haileysgonedancing got away second and quickly circled to the lead in the second-quarter. After fractions of :59.1 and 1:29.4, the heavy favourite trotted home in :29 to score the victory by a length and a half over Treasure Gifts K.

T C Sno Massive finished third, while Jagersro got through late for fourth.

A daughter of Manofmanymissions, Haileysgonedancing now sports a record of two wins from six starts in her rookie season for trainer Tony O'Sullivan. The trotting filly is owned by O'Sullivan, Kirk McKinnon, Lorne Keller and Rick Zeron Stables.

Haileysgonedancing increased her earnings to $17,190 with the win and paid $3.40.

Haileysgonedancing

In the first pacing division, Lay Lady Lay survived the first over journey to win at 4/5 in 1:54.1.

Boozer Bruiser and Trevor Henry sprinted out to the lead and set a solid early tempo of :27.3 and :56.3. Lay Lady Lady and Chris Christoforou got away in fourth and came to the outside to challenge first up in the third-quarter.

Boozer Bruiser took the field by the three-quarter pole in 1:25.4, but would quickly surrendered the lead in the stretch to Lay Lady Lady. The 4/5 favourite paced home comfortably to win by a length and a quarter. The clocking of 1:54.1 established a new mark for Lay Lady Lay.

Specialcelebration, who got a two-hole trip, finished second just ahead of Active Lady, while Boozer Bruiser finished fourth.

A daughter of Up The Credit, Lay Lady Lay recorded her second win in five starts Monday night for trainer Chris Matthews. She is owned by 1posse2steves3brothersstb of Guelph and now has $18,500 banked.

Lay Lady Lay paid $3.60 to win.

Lay Lady Lay

Noone To Depend On kept the favourites perfect on the evening in the second pacing filly division.

Driven by Jody Jamieson, Noone To Depend On was able to get away in third, while post nine starter Lady Marina sprinted to the lead and by the opening-quarter in :26.

Lady Marina and Jack Moiseyev were able to slow things down in the middle-half with fractions of :56.3 and 1:26.2.

Noone To Depend On stayed in around the final turn, but Jamieson was able to find room at the top of the lane to bring his filly off the rail. The 9/5 favourite charged up on the outside to surge by Lady Marina and win by a length and a half in 1:55.2. Icthelight Hanover finished third, while Barbaras Shadow was fourth.

A daughter of Santanna Blue Chip, Noone To Depend On is trained by Carl Jamieson, who co-owns with Brandy Jamieson. The rookie pacing filly now has two wins in 15 starts and earnings of $38,610.

Noone To Depend On returned $5.80 to win.

Noone To Depend

In order to be eligible to the Autumn Series, the Ontario sired fillies had to be non-winners of $30,000 lifetime as of September 30, 2015.

The second leg of the Autumn Series for the two-year-old fillies will take place next Monday (November 9). Autumn Series action continues Thursday night with round one action for the two-year-old colts and geldings.

Mark McKelvie

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