Tie Silk Series opener to Entranced & The Muscler

12:38 PM 29 Apr 2014 NZST
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Entranced, harness racing The Muscler
Entranced with driver Mike Saftic
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The Muscler and driver Dustin Jones
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TORONTO, April 28 - A familiar face was found back in the winner's circle at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday evening as a pair of $15,000 divisions took place in the second round of the Tie Silk Series.

Entranced, driven by Mike Saftic, will aim for the series sweep after turning back all rivals in a 1:56.4 victory.

The talented son of Kadabra led from gate-to-wire through panels of :27, :58 and 1:28.3, before kicking home with a :28.4 final quarter to seal the victory in 1:56.4. Musical Spell (Jack Moiseyev) finished second, with Verdi (Paul Macdonell) third.

Trained and co-owned by Garth Gordon along with Gary Green and Bernard Tobin, Entranced enjoyed his second victory in three starts this season. .

The bay gelding increased his bankroll to $36,000, while paying $3.50 to win.

After capturing his division in the opening round of the series, Entranced will look for the series sweep on Monday, May 5 in the rich $25,000 (added) final

The Muscler, owned, trained and driven by Dustin Jones, took the other division in the opening dash on the 11-race program with a 1:56 victory.

Jones guided the gelded son of Cantab Hall gate-to-wire through panels of :26.1, :56.3, 1:26.3, before fending off Tyrone Haji (Randy Waples) in deep stretch to win by a length. Alerthemedia (Eddie Green) finished third.

The Muscler earned his third career tally from six starts this season and increased his bankroll to $20,940.

He paid $7.70 to win.

by Greg Gangle, for WEG

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