Day At The Track

Johnny Bravo prevails in round 2 of Harvest Series

03:58 AM 09 Nov 2018 NZDT
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Johnny Bravo and driver Jean Bernard Renaud
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MILTON, ON - November 8, 2018 - Harvest Series action continued Thursday at Woodbine Mohawk Park with a sophomore trotting colts and geldings in action.

Johnny Bravo went coast-to-coast on the front end to score the victory over six rivals in lone $17,000 division. Jean Bernard Renaud steered the gelded son of Johnny William to victory for trainer Paul Walker.

All seven competitors in Thursday's second leg had competed in last week's first-round and many were looking to rebound after miscues and poor performances.

Johnny Bravo posted fractions of :29, :59.1 and 1:28.3 before trotting home in :29 for a 1:57.3 victory. Eddy finished second by a length and a quarter after a two-hole trip, while leg one winner Charlie Ona Harley was third.

Owned and bred by Paul Walker and Julie Walker, Johnny Bravo is now three for 11 in his first season on the track and has earned $37,450. The clocking of 1:57.3 shaved a fifth of a second off his previous best.

Johnny Bravo paid $5.50 to win.

Renaud and Walker teamed up for a second win on the card in the evening's sixth-race with four-year-old gelding Just Jewel, who trotted to a 1:57.2 victory at odds of 6-1.

The Harvest Series was open to Ontario sired three-year-olds, who were non-winners of $30,000 in 2018 as of September 30, 2018. The $43,900 Harvest Series final for sophomore trotting colts and geldings will take place on Friday, November 16.

Live racing continues Friday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7:10 p.m.

by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Communications

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