Day At The Track

Samira Hanover aims for Autumn sweep

07:54 PM 22 Nov 2013 NZDT
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Samira Hanover Ocean Miss Beauty and Jody Jamieson Putmeintogo, driven by Roger Mayotte Lyonssweetie increased her bankroll to $53,210
Samira Hanover is the horse to beat
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Ocean Miss Beauty and Jody Jamieson
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Putmeintogo, driven by Roger Mayotte
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Lyonssweetie increased her bankroll to $53,210
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TORONTO, November 21 - After a comfortable victory in the second round of the Autumn Series, Samira Hanover has established herself as the horse to beat heading into the $33,600 final next Friday at Woodbine.

The trotting miss captured her division in the opening round last week before cruising to a new lifetime best of 1:55 to kick off the Thursday programme.

Keith Oliver and Magic Peach were first to the front before the opening station in :28, but Samira Hanover and Paul Macdonell quickly gained the lead well before the half in :57.4.

MacDonell and the heavily-favoured daughter of Kadabra cruised past three quarters in 1:26.1, before dashing away from her rivals to win by one and a half lengths. Magic Peach stayed for second, with Katla (Sylvain Filion) finishing third.

Trained by Mike Keeling for owners P C Wellwood Enterprises Inc, Steve Organ, William Weaver III and A K Malik Stable, Samira Hanover increased her bankroll to $67,480. She paid $2.40 to win.

In the other split, Ocean Miss Beauty and Jody Jamieson provided the upset to complete the early double.

Jamieson guided the daughter of Kadabra led from start to finish through panels of :27.1, :57.2 and 1:26.2, before fending off a late challenge from I Like My Kaddy (Paul Macdonell) to win in 1:57. Candida (Pat Hudon) finished third.

Trained by Rene Dion for owner Ecurie Gaetan Bono Inc, Ocean Mist Beauty celebrated her first career tally as her bankroll climbed to $40,372. She paid $10.90 to win.

Four Autumn Series divisions took place in total, featuring a pair for sophomore trotting fillies and two for three-year-old old pacing fillies.

On the pacing side, Putmeintogo and Lyonssweetie stamped themselves into the $35,300 final with victories in their respective divisions.

Putmeintogo, driven by Roger Mayotte, posted a 1:53.4 victory in the first division as the favourite.

Mayotte put Putmeintogo on the front past the quarter in :26.4 and continued to lead past the middle-half in :57 and 1:25.2.
Turning for home, Mayotte asked his charge for more pace and the four-time winner responded with a :28.2 final quarter to win by two and a quarter lengths. Stonebridge Adore (Doug McNair) finished second, with Miss Poppycock (Jody Jamieson) finished third.

Trained/owned and bred by Robin Morley, Putmeintogo increased her lifetime earnings to $54,300. She paid $5.20 to win.
In the other split, Lyons Sweetie and Randy Waples found the wire first in 1:52.3.

Waples and the daughter of No Pan Intended were first to the front before the opening station in :27.1, but allowed Lutetia Semalu (Sylvain Filion) to pocket-pull their way to the front.

As Lutetia Semalu marched towards the half in :56.2, heavily-favoured Machnbyrd Princess (Roger Mayotte) angled out of fifth and aimed towards the front, but couldn't pass the tempo-setter.

Lyonssweetie continued to enjoy a perfect, pocket trip around three-quarters in 1:24.2, before wearing down the tempo-setter en route to victory. Lutetia Semalu stayed for second, over Panstakingly (Donald Jobin) finished third.

Trained by Corey Johnson for owner Geoffrey Lyons Mound, Lyonssweetie increased her bankroll to $53,210. She paid a handsome $23.80 to win.

All four Autumn Series finals for three-year-olds of both gaits and sexes will take place next Friday, November 29.

Videos of all races attached.

Greg Gangle
WEG Communications

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