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AJAX, ONT—SEPTEMBER 14, 2020—Stakes-placed Five Bar Fandango got his second consecutive won today when he posted the fastest qualifying time for the Ontario Bred Maturity at Ajax Downs.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to Ajax Downs on Monday, October 12th to vie for the winner's share of $40,000-added purse going 400 yards.
Ridden by jockey Ismael Mosqueira, Five Bar Fandango went wire-to-wire to defeat Shes Sizzling by half-a-length while getting the top time of :20.261 seconds, into a 15 mph headwind.
Third in the Ontario-bred Derby at 3, Five Bar Fandango has earned $52,955. The 4-year-old is out of Had To Be Fandango by Hadtobenuts.
Also ridden by Mosqueira, Tres On Fire got her second consecutive win in the opening trial to get the third fastest time of :20.392 seconds. Carol McIntyre saddled the son of Fire Finder for owner Big Dog Racing Stables. Gary McNichol bred the five-time winner from the Tres Seis mare Quick Six Lady. The 4-year-old has earned $30,597.
For the complete list of Ontario Bred Maturity qualifiers, their times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.
Racing continues next Monday Sept. 21. Ajax Downs continues to hold live racing behind closed doors due to the COIV-19 pandemic but all the races are live-streamed at ajaxdowns.com and fans can open an account to watch and wager on the afternoon at Horseplayer Interactive, hpibet.com.
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