Timberline Court went from last to first to win the $9,000 Open Pace at Northlands Park last week and was a repeat winner in the top class on Saturday night at Northlands Park, scoring again in similar fashion for trainer/driver Gerry Hudon.
Timberline Court settled away next to last in the six-horse field while Overcard (Philip Giesbrecht) led the way through opening panels of :28.4 and :58.3.
As the pacers made their way towards the next marker in 1:26.1, the pocket-pulling Gts Jake (Brandon Campbell) took over command with Flak Jacket (Jamie Gray) tipping off the pylons in third and Timberline Court following his cover.
Gts Jake opened up three lengths on top, but Timberline Court rallied wide off the final turn and tracked him down in the stretch for the 1:55.2 victory. Who Doesnt (Travis Cullen) came on for second, finishing two lengths behind the winner, while Gts Jake settled for third.
Timberline Court, who is now three-for-five this year, paid $4.30 to win as the post-time favourite.
Hudon shares ownership of the nine-year-old With Held gelding with breeder R. Lynn Kowalevsky of Airdrie, Alta. Timberline Court earned his 39th career win and bumped his bankroll to $388,561.
In other action, Jamie Gray scored a training triple on the 12-race card, winning with the Philip Giesbrecht-driven Sealedwithapromise ($8.70), Dreamway Confed ($3.70) in a dead-heat, and Fancy Camelot ($11.40).
To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Northlands Park.
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