11/19/2016 10:29PM

Woodbine Harness: Thats The Ticket sparkles in the Three Diamonds final

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Thats The Ticket two wins in her rookie season have both come in Canada

5-1 shot Thats The Ticket came storming home off a third-over trip to score a 1:53 4/5 decision in the C$427,000 Three Diamonds final for rookie pacing fillies on Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack.

Someomensomewhere (Marcus Miller) and Idyllic Beach (Yannick Gingras) hooked up in an early battle for the lead, squaring off to the 27 2/5 opening quarter before Idyllic Beach cleared to command.  Idyllic Beach would then reach the half in 56 4/5, with elimination winner Caviart Ally (Andrew Mccarthy) rolling up first-over out of fourth.  Candlelight Dinner (Jonathan Drury) grabbed the cover and sat second-over, with Thats The Ticket (David Miller) third-up.

Idyllic Beach was still the boss at the 1:25 2/5 three-quarters and looked to be keeping Caviart Ally's bid at bay into the stretch, but Miller cut Thats The Ticket loose to their outside, and she would vault into the lead.  Thats The Ticket just kept pulling clear from that point, going on to the win by about three lengths.  Idyllic Beach held second over Candlelight Dinner, with Caviart Ally and Obvious Blue Chip (James MacDonald) completing the top-five finishers.

"We had planned on just racing her off the end of it there; hopefully get some cover that would take us where we needed to go," said David Miller.  "Past the half when they all started moving, I was hoping they would get up with the leader there, which they did, and everything worked out good.  I moved her over at the head of the stretch, and she really dug.  She won pretty handy there."

Chris Ryder trains Thats The Ticket, a daughter of Blue Chip Farms stallion Roll With Joe, for owners Craig Henderson, Robert Mondillo, and Lawrence Minowitz.  She won for the second time from 14 efforts, and she has now banked $331,824. Thats The Ticket, a $60,000 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale buy, is out of the Artsplace mare Art Account, making her a half-sister to the likes of Bigtown Hero (C$472,884).  Thats The Ticket returned $13.70 to win.