A class-dropping CIS Buckeye came up big in Monday’s $7.350 Preferred 3 for trotters, and in doing so he provided driver Alfie Carroll with one of his four trips to victory lane on the 12-race card.
Carroll got away fourth from Post 8 with CIS Buckeye, who watched Sombrero Hall throw down first-half fractions of :28.3 and :59.2. CIS Buckeye was first-over and driving as the field moved to the half, and he eventually muscled his way to the lead and led the field to the three-quarter pole in 1:30.1 before using a :30-second final frame to win by a pair of lengths over longshot Sonny Vale in 2:00.1. Third prize went to Rainbow Gold.
Keith Cullen trains the six-year-old son of Ilooklikemymom-LRs Peanut for James Morency of Windsor, Ontario. The victory was the first of the season in five attempts for the career winner of $139,056.
Doing Some Damage did just that to the competition he faced in Monday’s $7,000 Preferred 3 for pacers. The former claimer went the front and didn’t look back for driver J.R. Plante who successfully sliced out splits of :28.1, :57.4 and 1:27 before cruising home in a :30-second clip en route to the 1:57 victory. It was 1-1/2 lengths in arrears to runner-up Judge Jon, with the show dough going to Calgary Seelster.
Sent off as the even-money favourite, Doing Some Damage won for the fifth time in six starts this season. George Robinson of Windsor, Ontario owns and trains the 19-time winner who pushed his lifetime earnings to $60,899 with the score.
To view results for Monday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results – The Raceway at Western Fair District.
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