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Monday's second leg of the Lifetime Dream Trotting Series for 4-year-old trotting mares at Woodbine produced three new winners, all in dominant fashion, with the tandem of brothers Mario and Ben Baillargeon teaming up to take two of the three $25,000(C) divisions, including the opening split with Afternoon Dreams in 1:57.2.


The daughter of Dream Vacation-Form Fitting took command early in the mile and then easily disposed of Fa Mulan with Shopholic landing the show spot. It was the 14th career win in just 18 starts for Afternoon Dreams and boosted her lifetime earnings to just over $96,000 for owners Sylvia Burke and Randy Ringer of Pennsylvania.


The Baillargeons came right back in the second division with Ocean Mist Dynasty who wired the field from post six in 1:56. It was nine lengths back to Northern Flare who finished second with Scottish Cross finishing third.


The victory was the fifth lifetime for the daughter of Angus Hall-Hoydenism and vaulted her over $65,000 in lifetime earnings for owner Gaetan Bono.


Saqqara Dream turned in an identical clocking of 1:56 in capturing the final split for driver Luc Ouellette. The daughter of Andover Hall-Fortuna was almost five lengths ahead of La Dolce with Nashotah rounding out the top three.


Saqqara Dream is now two-for-two to start the 2009 season after winning just once in nine outings last season at age three. The Trond Smedshammer trainee increased her career earnings to just over $55,000 for the LLC Deo Volente Farms of Flemington, N.J.


The $54,000 (C)(est.) Lifetime Dream Trotting Series final goes postward next Monday night from Woodbine. (WEG)