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Bettors Dream cruises to Dream Maker victory

04:37 PM 02 Aug 2016 NZST
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Bettors Dream
Bettors Dream was a convincing winner
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CAMPBELLVILLE, August 1 - Bettors Dream improved to three for three to start his harness racing career with an impressive 1:53.4 victory in the Dream Maker Series Final Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack.

A field of eight two-year-old pacing colts and geldings squared off in the $37,800 Dream Maker Final.

Scott McEneny trainee Bettors Dream was a convincing winner in the opening leg and was made the heavy 1/5 favourite in Monday's final. The gelded son of Bettor's Delight did not race in the second leg.

Driven by Doug McNair, Bettors Dream got away fifth Monday evening, while leg two winner Deadly Action blasted to the front from the outside to post an opening-quarter of :27.3. The lead didn't last long for the round two winner, as McNair made a big second-quarter move to the front with the favourite.

Bettors Dream touched down on the lead just before the half and reached that panel in :58. After picking up the tempo around the final turn to reach the three-quarter pole in 1:26.1, the McEneny trainee charged home comfortably in :27.3 for another convincing victory.

Deadly Action finished three-lengths back in second, while Beyond Delight was third.

Bettors Dream is a graduated of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale and was purchased for $45,000 last fall. He is owned by John Fielding, Domenic Chiaravalle and McEneny.

The son of Bettor's Delight is eligible to several upcoming Grand Circuit events. McEneny noted following Monday's race that Bettors Dream will get a few weeks off before the Nassagaweya Stakes on Saturday, August 20.

Bettors Dream joins an impressive list of past Dream Maker Series champions, including Big Jim, Thinking Out Loud and Control The Moment.

A $2 win ticket on Bettors Dream returned $2.60.

Bettors Dream

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While the Dream Maker Series wrapped up Monday, the Pure Ivory Series kicked off with a field of eight rookie trotting fillies meeting up for the $14,000 first leg.

Muscle Hill filly Dream Together came first up around the final turn and powered by in the lane for the 1:58.2 victory. The Luc Blais trainee was driven by Sylvain Filion, who got away fourth with the rookie trotting filly.

The Erm, who was the public's choice, and driver Paul MacDonell cut the mile and led the field through panels of :29, :59.4 and 1:30 to the top of the lane. In the stretch, Dream Together was able to battle by the leader to score the maiden-breaking victory by three-quarters of a length.

The Erm finished second, while Southwind Tesla was third.

Dream Together was making her second career start Monday after finishing third in her debut a week ago. The Muscle Hill filly was purchased for $240,000 last fall at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale and is owned by Determination of Montreal, Quebec.

Dream Together paid $5.80 to win.

Dream Together

The second leg of the Pure Ivory Series will take place next Monday (August 8).

Live racing continues Tuesday evening at Mohawk. Post time is 7:30 p.m.

Mark McKelvie

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