Peter, Curtis and Amy Clements’ Cool Princess ($10.10) launched to the lead from the pocket en route to a 2:01 score the $23,200 culmination of the Autumn Series for Ontario-sired trotting fillies, which took place Wednesday night (Oct. 28) at The Raceway at the Western Fair District.
The sophomore daughter of Royalty For Life and Canada Cool enjoyed a comfortable pocket ride behind prohibitive 1-9 favourite Lass Shot (Scott Young) through fractions of :28.3, :58.4 and 1:29 before making her move on the final turn. When trainer-driver Curtis Clements angled Cool Princess off the pegs with three-sixteenths remaining in the one-mile race, she accelerated immediately and stuck a head in front of Lass Shot just upon cornering for home.
Cool Princess began to work clear before Lass Shot broke stride in mid-stretch, and she accelerated just enough to evade the late challenge of 49-1 outsider Time After Time (Gord McKnight) by three-quarters of a length. Stonebridge Sydney (Eddie Green) finished third, another 3-1/2 lengths behind.
Cool Princess has made up for lost time pretty well, amassing five wins in eight starts this year after not competing as a two-year-old.
The sub-featured $8,500 Preferred 3 Trot saw Majestic Brayden ($5.20) live up to favoured billing with a pillar-to-post, 1:59 score over Venus Duharas and Cheatalotpov. Daryl Thiessen drove the six-year-old son of Majestic Son to the 20th victory of his career for trainer Carmen Auciello and the partnership of Steve Mihalic and Shawn Gillespie.
To view Wednesday’s complete results, click the following link: Wednesday Results – The Raceway at the Western Fair District.