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timing the starting gate perfectly and instantly putting the rest of the field at what would prove to be an insurmountable disadvantage, driver Jody Jamieson and the Jeff Gillis-trained Frenchfrysnvinegar laid over the field of the $153,000 Ms Versatility for aged trotting mares.


Shrugging off their Post 7 start, Jamieson and the seven-year-old Angus Hall mare kicked in the jets early and almost instantly crossed over the racetrack down to the pylons. What made things even worse for the competition was that the rail horse, Magic Wheel, broke stride while heading into the opening turn, which allowed Jamieson and Frenchfrysnvinegar to cruise to the lead and instantly open up lengths on the field.


Frenchfrysnvinegar cut the opening quarter and half in :28 and :57.3, respectively, before Unefoisdansmavie (Yannick Gingras) came calling from third with a first-over bid in the vicinity of the three-quarters pole (1:25.2). Gingras' mount could not sustain her attack and started to go backward while overland, allowing Jamieson and Frenchfrysnvinegar to essentially cruise the rest of the way.


Coming home with a :28.3 final quarter, Frenchfrysnvinegar ($7.60) was a much-the-best winner for Gillis, Jamieson and company. The mare recorded her 29th career victory with the mile and pushed her overall earnings past the $900,000 mark.


"She wanted to get it over and done with in a hurry, and she did just that," Jamieson said afterward in a post-race interview.


Pantholops (David Miller) rounded out the exactor, while Cedar Dove (Ron Pierce) was the final piece to the triactor puzzle.