Jamieson draws in against Art Official in Little Brown Jug

Doug Harkness
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Wallace native Carl Jamieson wasn't overly concerned when he learned Santanna Blue Chip had drawn in against Meadowlands Pace winner (1:47) Art Official in their US$58,797 elimination of the Little Brown Jug at Delaware State Fairgrounds on Thursday afternoon.
"We were likely going to face him sometime Thursday, so it might as well be sooner than later." said Jamieson, one of Canada's leading trainers.
Santanna Blue Chip. a pacing millionaire co-owned by Carl, his son Jody, Jeff Gillis of Port Hood, and George Arthur Stable of Ontario, drew Post 2 in the third and final elimination heat, leaving just outside of Art Official, who is the 7-5 morning line favorite after drawing the rail spot.
Jamieson said his Art Major colt is ready for the challenge after training sharply last week over Carl's farm track at Princeton, Ont.
"He had a touch of the virus after his last start - a 1:52.3 victory in the Simcoe Stakes at Mohawk - but we treated him last week and he's in top shape." said Jamieson.
"I not only think we have a shot of getting into the final, but I think we can win it all."
Bible Hill native, Jody Jamieson, who won the Little Brown Jug last year, will drive Santanna Blue Chip.
The first elimination heat has two Maritime-owned horses. Shadow Play, who holds the world record for a five-eighths mile track (1:48.2) drew Post 4 in a six-horse division for trainer Dr. Ian Moore of Charlottetown.
David Miller, who drove the son of Panderosa to victory in the world-record setting elimination heat of the Adios Pace, and in the Adios final, gets the driving assignment again.
Giddy Up Lucky, a Cambest colt co-owned by Reg Petitpas of Shediac Bridge, N.B., drew the rail in this division with Charlottetown native Paul MacKenzie getting his first drive in the Little Brown Jug.
Petitpas, one of the members of the Schooner Stable, will be sending out his first Little Brown Jug starter.
Somebeachsomewhere was not entered in the Little Brown Jug.
The top three finishers in each elimination advance to the $264,589 second heat.
If a horse does not win two heats, a $110,245 race-off will be held between the three dash winners.
Truro Raceway will carry the Little Brown Jug simulcast on Thursday afternoon.

Atlantic Post Calls

Organizations: Delaware State Fairgrounds, Blue Chip

Geographic location: Canada, Port Hood, Ontario Charlottetown Princeton Maritime Shediac Bridge

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