Jamieson and Novelty AS led the field of
fillies through early fractions of :27.2,
:57.2 and 1:26.3 while Baillargeon and
Cuddler drafted along in third. As the field
turned for home, Novelty AS ran out of steam
while Mets Inn (Randy Waples) and Ill Wait
For You (Trevor Ritchie) came on strong. Ill
Wait For You briefly stuck a head in front,
but in the final strides Baillargeon and
Cuddler pounced on the far outside, and
prevailed in 1:56.1, a new lifetime best for
the Kadabra-Yankee Twister filly.
Ill Wait For You settled for second and Mets Inn was third..
Bred and owned by Stephen Scharff of Halifax, N.S. Cuddler is trained by Murray Brethour. This was only her second career win in 20 starts, and it will more than double her lifetime earnings to $122,557.
Cuddler paid a handsome $146.30, $36.40 and $21.10.