Lorne House put the pedal to the metal with Kendal Gustav in Monday’s $11,000 Preferred 2 Handicap for pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and the gelding wired up his foes en route to pulling off a startling upset at odds of 29-1.
Kendal Gustav, who started from the rail in the seven-horse affair, shot to the top and successfully sliced out splits of :28.3, :58.1 and 1:26.4 before using a :29.3 closing quarter to win by two lengths in 1:56.2. Amazon Art tagged along to finish second, with the show dough going to Leafs And Wings.
Trainer Scott McNiven co-owns the five-year-old son of Life Sign-City Of Dreams with Tom Brodhurst of London and Shirley Griffin of St. Thomas, Ontario. It was his fourth win of the year and the 21st of his career. The $5,500 payday lifted his overall earnings to $142,612.
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