BUFFERY: Just one race, and the Paramount Prince is off to Hollywood

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It didn’t take long for Hollywood to come calling after Paramount Prince brought the house down with his Nov. 12 win at Woodbine.

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In one of the most impressive performances at the Etobicoke track this fall, two-year-old Paramount Prince cruised to a nine-length victory in an optional claiming race when the Jamie Attard-trained chestnut ran clear and simple from the field with an apprentice. jockey Slade Jones in the saddle.

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It was the Society President’s first start, and it turned heads for sure, even as far as La La Land.

Attard told him Toronto Sun This week, “his phone started ringing” a few days after the race and Hollywood movie mogul Gary Barber ended up buying 50 percent of Paramount Prince from owner Michael J. Langlois.

Attard said he will run Paramount Prince in a stakes race in early December, and the Ontario-bred horse will later be transferred to Mark Casse’s barn in Florida. Casse is the head coach at Woodbine.

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It was a huge weekend for Casse at Woodbine.

After winning the Mazarine Stakes with Renegade Rebel on Saturday, his four-year-old filly Candy Overload won the $203,300 Kennedy Road Stakes for three-year-olds on Sunday by 3/4 of a length with a good charge. up the middle in the stretch, guided by the jockey Sahin Civaci.

The win was Candy Overload’s second in six starts this season. The son of Reload is owned by Barber, Leonard Schiefer and Wachtel Stable. Brazilian-bred Ice Chocolat (19-1) with Emma-Jayne Wilson was second – another Casse-conditioned horse.

The victory in the Kennedy Road Stakes – which was delayed a week due to frigid conditions – was Candy Overload’s fourth in 15 career starts. It was a 7-1 long shot. Even-money favorite Arzak was ninth.

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“Today the races were about speed, but we knew we had to get out of the rhythm,” said Civaci. “It was a big little challenge. I had a good trip overall. I had the outside and when the horse started down the lane it was clear and ran well.”

Candy Overload debuted on July 12, 2020 at Woodbine and finished sixth. A race later, he broke the lead thanks to a 37-1 upset at 6 1/2 furlongs over Woodbine Tapeta. His Sunday win paid $17.40, $8.20 and $5.60, combining with Ice Chocolat for a cashier of $220.90. Lucky Score completed a $1,052.70 triactor while a $1 Superfecta with Silent Poet returned $10,446.60.

In the 10th race at Woodbine, Civaci guided the Casse-conditioned Lord of War to a four-length victory for the jockey’s fourth win of the day. It was a rather unusual win for Lord of War, who took an early lead, only to concede the backstretch to Souper Legacy before retaking it.

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Civaci has 54 wins at Woodbine this year with two weeks left in the season after posting 31 all of last season at the Etobicoke oval. Civaci was born in Vancouver and at the age of 10 moved to Ankara, Turkey with his family. He was a top rider at his hometown track in BC’s Hastings Park before deciding to give Woodbine a shot in 2019.

“It went very well. I really appreciate all the support,” said Civaci, who hopes to compete at Oaklawn this winter.

Casse was also classy in the $150,900 Grade 3 Mazarine Stakes on Saturday as his two entries Renegade Rebel and Ryder, Ryder, Ryder finished 1-2. Renegade Rebel, saddled by Rafael Hernandez, ended up beating Ryder, Ryder, Ryder by a neck to the wire in the 1 1/16-mile feature race that drew a field of five two-year-old fillies. The time was 1:44.80. Renegade Rebel is owned by DJ Stable LLC.

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In Saturday’s other stakes at Woodbine, Edgard Zayas’ Bluebirds Over made it two wins in as many starts after another strong showing, this time in the $159,300 Grade 3 Gray Stakes, posting a 1 1/2 in 1. :45.32. Trained by Saffie Joseph, Jr., the Kentucky-bred is bred and owned by Edward Seltzer and Beverly Anderson. One Bay Hemingway (14-1) finished second.

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Thebackstretchdude won Sunday’s opening race at Woodbine for trainer Jennifer Stein, wife of jockey Justin Stein. It was the first start for the two-year-old son of Old Forester, who is co-owned by Jennifer Stein and Isaac Waxman. Thebackstretchdude was ridden by — you guessed it — Justin Stein… A great move on the rail in the stretch by apprentice jockey Amanda Vandermeersch to guide Flowers ‘n Berries to victory in the third race on Sunday for trainer Ryan Jones… Breeze British-bred Easy, ridden by Kazushi Kimura, held on to beat a loaded Trading Bay with Slade Jones in the saddle by a nose in Sunday’s seventh. The final result was confirmed by an awfully close final photo… 39-1 Just Start Me Up won Sunday’s ninth race with a trip from the entry to the wire for trainer John LeBlanc Jr. and owner Stunt Stable with Jose Campos in the saddle — starts dark bay’s second win in 20 years of career. LeBlanc lost her home in Rosemount, Ont., to a fire two weeks ago. Just Start Me Up paid $81.80 for the win, the biggest long shot of the day… Five-year-old Racing in the Rain won the nightcap on Sunday with Slade Jones in the saddle for trainer/owner Nick Noswenko, holding Romantic Gamble in the stretch.

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