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Rockin Wizard, Belle Boyd win in WEG series

May 03, 2013
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Belle Boyd (pictured) and Rockin Wizard found the winner's circle at Woodbine Thursday night, taking their respective Princess and Diplomat Series for 3-year-old pacing fillies and colts and geldings, respectively.
 
After finishing second in last week's lone division of The Diplomat Series, Rockin Wizard took no prisoners in Thursday's $20,000 second leg. He scored the victory in 1:52.

Driven by Randy Waples, Rockin Wizard immediately took command before the opening station in :27.3. Orillia Joe (Paul MacDonell) was in the pocket with Varadero Hanover (Scott Zeron) sitting third.
Varadero Hanover angled out and tried to make his way to the front, but found himself parked on the outside past the half in :56.3.

Rockin Wizard continued to lead his six rivals past three-quarters in 1:24.1 with the backfield hot on his heels. Orillia Joe, Classic Gent (Doug McNair) and Scott Rocks (Chris Christoforou) were all within striking distance in deep stretch, but Waples and Rockin Wizard prevailed in a narrow, hard-fought score. Longshot Orillia Joe finished second, with Scott Rocks completing the triactor.

Trained by Bob McIntosh for owner/breeder Lothlorien, Rockin Wizard celebrated his fifth career score while pushing his overall bankroll to $48,500. The son of Rocknroll Hanover has crafted a 5-1-0 record from six starts this season. He paid $7.70 to win.

As expected, heavily favored Belle Boyd delivered once again in her division of the Princess Series with a gritty effort.

Jamieson elected once again to use off-the-pace tactics as longshot Beach Of A Time (Billy Davis, Jr.) blasted to command before the opening station in :27.2.

Heading towards the half, Jamieson flushed Super Soph (Doug McNair) first-over, but Super Soph blasted to command past the half in :58.1. That left Belle Boyd first-over on the outside, five and a quarter lengths off the lead.

Super Soph was aggressively driven by McNair as she marched past three-quarters in 1:25.3.

Belle Boyd was six lengths off Super Soph past three-quarters, but the daughter of Art Major wore down the tempo-setter in deep stretch to score the narrow victory in a new lifetime best of 1:53. Notalkingback (Rick Zeron) finished third.

Trainer Carl Jamieson, who co-owns the filly with Joanne Morrison and Thomas Kyron, watched Belle Boyd extend her undefeated streak to six this season. The lass increased her career earnings to $110,475. She paid $2.30 to win. (WEG)
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