Day At The Track

22-1 long shot Kendal Gustav upsets at Grand River

02:52 PM 19 Jun 2014 NZST
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Lorne House, harness racing
Lorne House drove Kendal Gustav to victory

Overlooked at odds of 22-1 after making a break in stride in the stretch last week, Kendal Gustav rebounded for the upset win in Wednesday night's featured $11,000 Preferred 2 Trot at Grand River Raceway.

Away sixth early on while a trio of leavers battled for the lead, Kendal Gustav and driver Lorne House followed the cover of Maddysonofagun before collaring that foe into the stretch and drawing clear for the two length victory in a season's best 1:54.3. Maddysonofagun held off the quick-closing Mach Of Ballykeel for the second-place honours.

Pulling off the biggest upset of the night, Kendal Gustav returned $47 to his faithful backers for a $2 win ticket.

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