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Preferred Score For Delcrest Massy

Published: February 18, 2016 10:47 pm ET

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Alfie Carroll put the pedal to the metal early with Delcrest Massy in Thursday’s $11,000 Preferred 2 Handicap for trotters at Flamboro Downs, and that approach paid dividends for the gelding and his army of pari-mutuel backers.

Delcrest Massy shot to the front from Post 4 and hung up an opening quarter in :28.2 while feeling parked out pressure from A Nashty Business. That foe pressed on and showed a narrow lead while racing parked past the half in :57.3, but the trip eventually took its toll on the traffic-troubled trotter.

Delcrest Massy fought back and disposed of that foe while front-stepping the field to the three-quarter pole in 1:27.4. He then used a :31.2 final frame to win by 1-1/4 lengths over E L Rock in 1:59.2. Third prize in the featured affair went to Meadowview Vicky.

Sent off as the 3-2 choice, Delcrest Massy won for the fourth time this season in five attempts. The eight-time winner, who boasts a bankroll of $85,145 for owner Keith Cassell of Smiths Falls, Ont., hangs his harness bag in the barn of trainer Victor Puddy.

To view results for Thursday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Thursday Results – Flamboro Downs.

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