Amigo De Grande finds winners circle Monday

03:14 AM 19 Mar 2014 NZDT
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Amigo De Grande

After a number of ‘close, but no cigar’ performances in recent weeks at Woodbine Racetrack, Amigo De Grande broke through for a memorable victory at the Rexdale, Ontario oval.

What made it special was the fact he did it in the $34,000 Preferred Trot – a solid accomplishment for the former claimer who recently joined forces with trainer Carmen Auciello.

Anthony MacDonald worked out a pretty trip in the two-hole for Amigo De Grande, who stalked Cool Guy through fractions of :26.4, :56.3 and 1:25.3 before going after that tempo-setting foe. MacDonald tipped and rolled with Amigo De Grande, who then used a :27.4 closing quarter to win by 3-1/4 lengths over the hard-charging Slip Into Glide in 1:53.3. Nowucit Nowudont rallied to finish third in the seven-horse skirmish.

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