Day At The Track

Dragon Again filly wins Town Pro's series

05:14 PM 12 Jul 2015 NZST
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Imagine Dragon - Smart win in 1:51.2
Imagine Dragon - Smart win in 1:51.2
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Harness racing filly Imagine Dragon turned in another hit with a 1:51.2 victory Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack in the $48,600 Town Pro Series Final for driver Rick Zeron and trainer Frank Antonacci.

The series final victory for the Antonacci trainee couldn't have been written any better, as the series namesake Town Pro is the grand-dam of Imagine Dragon.

A daughter of Dragon Again, Imagine Dragon got away third early in the field of nine, but was quickly moved to the front in the second-quarter by Zeron.

After a moderate half of :56.2, Imagine Dragon was confronted first up by Lovely Erin around the final turn, while stablemate Lindys Old Lady sat right behind her in the two-hole.

Imagine Dragon was able to turn aside all challengers in the stretch after a 1:24.3 three-quarter time and sprinted home in :26.4 for a length and a quarter victory.

"She's a real nice filly," said Zeron, following the race. "The Antonacci operation doesn't send horses up her unless they are real ready and a real good horse, so I knew she was good."

Invest In Art charged home from third-over on the final turn to finish second, while Lindys Old Lady was third.

Imagine Dragon, who is owned by Lindy Farms of Conn, now has three wins from seven starts in her first season of racing.

The Town Pro final victory pushes her bankroll over $60,000.

The clocking of 1:51.2 established a new career- best for the sophomore filly.

A $2 win ticket on Imagine Dragon returned $4.10.

In order to be eligible to the Town Pro, the three-year-old pacing fillies had to be non-winners of $30,000 lifetime as of March 31, 2015.

Imagine Dragon

Mark McKelvie

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