Series finals set for Friday at Woodbine
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The second leg victory was notable for JK Pridenjoy, as he defeated a pair of first-leg winners (Burn Out Hanover, Tremendous Play) to boost his record to a solid three for four in 2018.
JK Pridenjoy will be competing in his second Woodbine Winter Series final of the meet.
The Surick trainee raced in the Valedictory on Boxing Day and left hard from post 10, ultimately fading to finish 10th. The son of Rock N Roll Heaven will be looking for a little redemption and will start from post seven with driver Doug McNair.
Friday's final will feature five other starters who won a preliminary leg division.
Burn Out Hanover (PP4, Jody Jamieson), Tremendous Play (PP6, Mario Baillargeon) and Abbeydorney (PP8, James MacDonald) were victorious in round one, while Artofficial Flavor (PP2, Bob McClure) and Gillys Boy (PP5, Sylvain Filion) visited the winner's circle in round two.
Burn Out Hanover is one of two 3 year olds in the final. The Jack Darling trainee had a four-race win streak snapped when he finished fifth in his second leg division.
The other sophomore in the field is Gerardo (PP3, Louis Philippe Roy), who finished second in both his first and second leg divisions. The Richard Moreau trainee is winless in 11 outings, but has hit the board in seven of those starts.
Completing the field is Star Clipper (PP1, Ed Hensley), In Spades (PP9, Trevor Henry) and Casimir Quasimodo (PP10, Jonathan Drury).
One of the notable past champion's of the Snowshoe Series is Modern Legend, who won the 2012 edition. The Dave Drew trainee went on to win the 2014 Canadian Pacing Derby and finished his career with $1 million in earnings.
The Snowshoe Series final is carded as Race 7 on Friday's card.
A series sweep is also a possibility in the Blizzard final, as Circle The Page will look to go three for three at Woodbine. The 4-year-old pacing mare was sent up from the Meadows by co-owner John Sullivan to trainer Victor Puddy to compete in the Winter Series.
Circle The Page arrived at Woodbine on a nice roll and now enters the Blizzard final having won four of her last five starts, while also finishing first or second in 10 straight outings.
Jonathan Drury will again sit behind the daughter of Real Artist, who last week lowered her career-mark to 1:52.4.
Eric Adams trainee Franschoek (PP10, Mike Saftic) and Moreau student Bettim Jackie (PP3, Louis Philippe Roy) were also victorious during the preliminary rounds.
Four-year-old Franschoek, who won a first leg division, nearly went all the way in her second round split, but just couldn't hold off Circle The Page and lost by a neck.
Bettim Jackie is one of four sophomores in the Blizzard Series final. She impressively came first up to win her second leg division in a career-best 1:53.2.
The Blizzard Series final is carded as Race 5.
Friday evening's 10-race card gets underway at 7:10 p.m. and a free program can be downloaded by clicking here.
Below are the full fields for the Snowshoe and Blizzard Series finals.