Day At The Track

Rock N Roll Xample dominates in Princess opener

07:50 AM 26 Apr 2014 NZST
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A muddied James MacDonald wins with Rock N Roll Xample
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TORONTO, April 25 - Fresh off her sweep of the Blossom Series, Rock N Roll Xample extended his win streak as she took the lone $20,000 division in the opening round of the Princess Series on Friday evening at Woodbine.

With the win, the talented daughter of Rocknroll Hanover has crafted four straight tallies along with an impressive 8-2-1 record from 13 starts this season.

Driver James MacDonald was in no hurry off the start with the heavily-favoured Rock N Roll Xample as Itsa Surprise Tome (Anthony Macdonald) quicky established command, but released Take That Hanover (Mike Saftic) to the front past the opening quarter in :27.2.

Rock N Roll Xample then got her cue from MacDonald as the 10-time winner angled out from fourth and marched to the front at the half in :57.

From there, MacDonald and Rock N Roll Xample cruised past three-quarters in 1:26.3, before dashing away from her 10 rivals to win by a comfortable five lengths in 1:55.1. Take That Hanover finished second with Windsong Khloe (Chris Christoforou) finishing third. The track was listed as 'Good' with a two second variant.

Trained by Shawn Robinson for owner/breeder Robert Hamather, Rock N Roll Xample increased her career earnings to $94,090. She paid $3.00 to win.

The Princess Series is for three-year-old pacing fillies, who are non-winners of $100,000 lifetime in 2013. The second leg of the series is scheduled for Friday, May 2 with the $50,000 (estimated) final on Saturday, May 10.

by Greg Gangle, for WEG

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