Jody Jamieson captured his second Super Final
victory on the card when Mister Herbie cruised
to a 1:52 Canadian, track and OSS record for
sophomore trotting colts and geldings.
Imperial Count (Scott Zeron) blasted to the lead
in the early going and took his rivals past the
opening panel in a quick 26.4. Sim Brown (Randy
Waples) angled from third and took over command,
but made a break in stride allowing Imperial
Count to inherit the lead once again.
Jamieson then called upon Mister Herbie and
the son of Here Comes Herbie-Independent
Lassie brushed to the lead past the half in 56.
The post time favorite, Daylon Magician (Jack
Moiseyev), began the first-over bid around the
final turn, but was not matching strides with
the tempo-setter past three-quarters in 1:24.
Jamieson asked Mister Herbie for more trot at
the head of the lane and the seven-time winner
opened up on his rivals to score a comfortable
8-1/2-length win for trainer Jeff Gillis, who
co-owns with Mac Nichol and Gerald Stay.
Imperial Count stayed for second, over Daylon
"He's always shown that he's had the talent,
but he was just a little late putting it
together," Nichol said following the victory.
"Carl Jamieson was running this horse through
the sale and Jeff [Gillis] called him before and
we bought him, which worked out well."
Mister Herbie now has lifetime earnings of
He paid $8.90 to win.