After being collared at the wire in last week's $10,500 Open at Fraser Downs, the popular Playbook went all the way this time out, holding off Big N Bad to win for trainer/driver Keith Clark.
Playbook ($4.10) left from post two and led the fourth race field of six through fractions of :28, :57.4 and 1:26 en route to the 1:54.3 triumph. Big N Bad and Bill Davis overtook pocket-sitters Cantbeatacheetah and Jim Marino in the stretch to finish second three-quarters of a length behind the winner.
The five-year-old Camcracker gelding now has five top two finishes since arriving in B.C. in December and 20 wins lifetime for Clark and Alberta co-owners Laurence Swalm, Verne Rea and Doris McDougall.
The first leg of the BBs Mirage Claiming Series also took place on Sunday with Anjelles Aura ($66.20) and the Clark-driven Pureform Goodtogo ($21.90) upsetting in their respective $7,500 divisions for $9,000 claiming mares. The series winners produced a $263.10 early Daily Double payout.
To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Fraser Downs.
Reprinted with permission by www.standardbredcanada.ca