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Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity

Longshot Five Bar Bodee wins Canterbury Park's richest Quarter Horse race in a blanket finish.

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A 25-1 longshot and the eighth-fastest qualifier, Five Bar Bodee upset Sunday's $156,200 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity at Canterbury Park.

Five Bar Bodee covered 350 yards in :17.795 while racing against a reported 10-mph head wind, and the Five Bar Cartel colt's winning margin was a head from Special Candy Kisses, who was clocked in :17.813. Cristian Esqueda rode Five Bar Bodee for the Peters Lepic Partnership and trainer Jason Olmstead.

Several horses were caught by the photo-finish camera at the wire. Political Candyhouse, the fastest qualifier and 4-5 favorite in the full field of 10 2-year-olds, finished fifth, but was less than a half of a length behind the winner.

Five Bar Bodee was bred in Arkansas by Belinda Shaw, and he acquired by owners Tom Lepic and Jack Peters for $23,500 at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale. The colt is out of And Poof Shes Gone, a winning 9-year-old daughter of champion Stoli.

Five Bar Bodee has won two of his three starts, including his Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity trial on June 15. The $65,604 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes victory pushed the colt's earnings to $70,513.

Left Town finished third and was followed by Celebration, Political Candyhouse, Royal Cash Flash, Jessaracin, Sweet Wild Time, Sizzling Fajita, and Southard Queen.

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