Climb The Pole upsets in OSS at Woodbine Mohawk Park

Milton, ON — Climb The Pole won the seventh race Tuesday night (Aug. 15) at Woodbine Mohawk Park, a C$159,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold division for 3-year-old trotting fillies, and rewarded her backers with a 24-1 price.J

Climb The Pole crossed the wire first in 1:54. New Image Media photo.

Jody Jamieson took Climb The Pole (Kadabra) straight to the front out of post four and kept the lead through fractions of :27, :57.3, and 1:26. In the far turn favorite Righteous Resolve (Resolve), driven by James MacDonald, challenged Jamieson and Climb The Pole but the longshot proved too strong, crossing the wire first in 1:54 for the upset victory. Baroness Hill (Kadabra), driven by Louis-Philippe Roy, eventually overtook Righteous Resolve in the battle for second.

“It worked out good tonight,” said Jamieson. “I didn’t have to push her too hard leaving, I just let her keep trotting.”

Jamieson is a co-owner with Steve Heimbecker, Aaron Byron, and his father Carl Jamieson, who trains the filly. Climb The Pole has made C$179,368 over the course of her career and the win gives her C$131,163 in OSS earnings this year.

“I drove her tough and I let her go from there,” said Jamieson. “She dug in, and she doesn’t like being passed and she showed it again here tonight.”

Favorite Pass Line (All Bets Off) won the first OSS Gold division on the night for 2-year-old filly pacers with driver MacDonald in race three. The filly has C$167,252 in earnings and C$113,728 in the OSS this year. Collusion Hanover (Bettor’s Delight) finished second while Wicked Weather (McWicked) finished strong in third.

The second OSS Gold division of the night for 2-year-old pacing fillies was race five on the card, and Resilience (Jimmy Freight) driven by Roy came away with the win. The first-place finish for Resilience brought her OSS earnings to C$35,317 this year. Roy co-owns the filly with Ecurie Francis Richard Inc., Ecurie Csl, and Weaver Bruscemi. She is trained by Eric Nadeau. Two Bettor’s Delight fillies completed the podium with Odds On Platinum in second and Its A Love Thing in third.

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