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Big BC wins for To Dream On, Wheeling N Dealin

October 27, 2012
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To Dream On, driven by Yannick Gingras, equalled the stakes record with a 1:54.4 score in the $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Trot on Saturday night at Woodbine.

The Jimmy Takter trainee followed behind splits of :28.1 put up by Cupcake (Ron Pierce), and :57.3 clocked by Royal Assets (Tim Tetrick). To Dream On then advanced first-up from fourth where she easily took command. 

The trotting lass then opened up on the field and marched past the three-quarters in 1:25.3, before scoring a three and a half length win over Time To Kill (John Campbell). Bee A Magician (Rick Zeron) got up for third.

To Dream On equalled the stakes record, which set by Check Me Out in 2011 at Woodbine.

"She’s got a quarter of a mile where she can go as fast as any pacer,” said Gingras. "I was coming first up just sitting there and she kind of wanted to take off on me. I just turned her loose and she opened up 10 lengths in a matter of strides. She definitely has pacer like speed, there’s no doubt about that.”

The daughter of Credit Winner-Satin Pillows has a record of 8-1-0 from nine starts.

With the win, the black filly lifted her earnings to $719,377 for owners Marvin Katz and Al J Libfeld.

To Dream On returned $5.30, $4 and $2.70, combining with Time To Kill ($12.40, $5.40) for a $73 (8-7) exactor.  A 8-7-6 (Bee A Magician, $2.50 to show) triactor was worth $154.40, while a $1 superfecta [8-7-6-2 (Royal Assets)] paid $829.30.
 
Wheeling N Dealin remained undefeated in nine lifetime starts after capturing the $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Colt Trot on Saturday night at Woodbine.

The Dustin Jones pupil and driver Sylvain Filion got away mid-pack behind Royalty For Life (Tim Tetrick), who clocked the opening panel in :28.

As the field entered the backstretch, elimination winner Wheeling N Dealin was on the move, clearing to the front past the half in :57.3.

Dontyouforgetit (Yannick Gingras), who made a bid for the lead on the final turn, added pressure to the even-money favourite, while clocking three-quarters in 1:26.3. The colt then broke stride in the stretch, which gave Royalty For Life room to attack as he was locked in the pocket.

Wheeling N Dealin was able fend off Royalty For Life to score the lion's share of the purse by three-quarters of a length, while stopping the clock in 1:56. Murmur Hanover (Ben Baillargeon) got up for third.

"He's done everything we've asked him so far this year,” said Filion. "He's just amazing. He gave me a little scare on the last turn. He got a little bumpy on me and I had to take ahold of him. But as soon as we hit the stretch he was gone. It feels sweet. It's just great.”

The son of Cantab Hall-Quick Credit, who also captured the William Wellwood Memorial Trot at Mohawk, now boasts earnings of $683,544 for owner Ecurie Synergie.

Wheeling N Dealin returned $4.20, $2.80 and $2.50, combining with Royalty For Life ($3.90, $3.40) for a $14.60 (2-8) exactor. A 2-8-10 (Murmur Hanover, $11.40 to show) triactor was worth $367.600, while a $1 superfecta [2-8-10-6 (Caveat Emptor)] paid $1,508.95. (Breeders Crown)

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