Big money and big speed were both on display during the Sunday matinee at Alberta Downs.
The big money was the $51,900 up for grabs in the ABSS Plainsman Final for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings, while the big speed came in the form of a record-equaling performance in the $8,400 Open Pace.
Sotally Tober fended off a late challenge to take home the ABSS Plainsman Final for trainer/driver Jamie Gray, who co-owns the gelding with Diane Bertrand and Robert Gilhespy of Edmonton, Alberta.
Sotally Tober left hard from Post 9, but found himself parked past the quarter pole in :27.3. He brushed past the early leader, Outlaw Last Chance, and proceeded to chop out middle panels of :56.3 and 1:25 before finding another gear and sprinting home in :28.1 to secure the win by a head over Comes Home First in 1:53.1. Pass The Port sat a ground-saving trip throughout the mile and finished third.
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