Class came through on Saturday at Scarborough Downs as the harness racing veteran pacer, Mattdultery, crossed over the half-million-dollar mark in career earnings while recording his 28th lifetime win. Now owned by Kevin and Alec Gee of Falmouth, Maine, the 8-year-old son of Real Desire ground out the well-earned victory, racing first over and pouncing late with driver Shawn Thayer calling the shots.
Texas Shootout (Dan Deslands), a winner of over $488,000 in his career, finished second.
With close to a million dollars of back class between them, they combine to key a high-priced exacta of $188.40.
A recent arrival from the Pennsylvaniacircuit, Mattdultery now joins the roster of Maine's top-rated trainer, Randy Bickmore, and was one of three winners on Saturday's program for the Bickmore barn.
In other news, Gary Mosher held the hot hand recording four driving wins in the first six races on Saturday's program, cementing his standing as 3rd rated driver at The Downs.
Live racing continues throughout the fall meeting at Scarborough Downs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 12:05 pm.
By Mike Sweeney for Scarborough Downs