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Dream Nation Giant At Georgian

Published: July 29, 2018 10:54 pm ET

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Jacques Dupont trainee Dream Nation maintained his unbeaten record when trotting the fastest mile of the three $67,200 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Divisions on the Sunday, July 29 program at Georgian Downs, equalling the track record.

Driver Louis-Philippe Roy positioned Dream Nation third while Isnt He An Angel trotted the first quarter in :29.1. Roy then brushed to the top with the odds-on favourite before the half, timed in :59, and opened a five-length lead heading to three-quarters while Tymal Tullo circled around chasers in second through the 1:27.4 marker. The Archangel gelding coasted to the wire three-and-a-half lengths in front of Southwind Avenger soaring from off the pace in second while Tymal Tullo held third.

Winning his third of three starts, Dream Nation races for owners Les Ecuries Dorleans Inc., Gestion Levesque and Marc Camirand. He paid $3.20 to win.

Jumpshot lunged to the lead in the final strides to win the first OSS division in 1:58.2.

Montevideo led the field through a :29.3 opening quarter as Zig Zag attempted to take the front, but broke wide of the leader moving to the stretch. Continuing on top through a 1:00.1 half, Montevideo lost the lead and faded at the rail while pocket-sitter and favourite Tymal Houdini moved to the top. Allthefixins pressured the new leader from first over while Jumpshot sat second over by three-quarters in 1:29. He tipped wide into the stretch and nailed Tymal Houdini by a neck at the wire with Allthefixins another quarter length back in third.

By E L Titan out of the Angus Hall mare Chef Heartsalot, Jumpshot, owned by Ecuries Richeliue Inc., won for the second time in four starts, earning $48,544. Sylvain Filion drove the Jean Maguire trainee and paid $7.90 to win.

Ct Conabra won the third OSS split by six-and-three-quarter lengths going wire to wire in 1:57.4. The Carl Jamieson owned and trained son of Kadabra parked Screaming Hawk through a :29 first quarter, forcing him to tuck into the pocket. Ct Conabra continued on the front through a :59.4 half and experienced brief first-over pressure from Lifetime Royalty before the challenger lost stride through the 1:28.3 third-quarter. Ct Conabra then owned a six-length lead into the stretch, maintaining that margin ahead of Magical Journey who took second with A Royal Line rallying off cover to finish third five lengths back.

Driven by Jody Jamieson, who co-owns, Ct Conabra won for the first time this year, collecting $33,600 in earnings. He paid $9.20 to win.

Senior K pulled off a 42-1 upset in the $8,500 Preferred 3 Pace on the OSS undercard in 1:53.3. The Robin Davies-trained gelding by Bettors Delight sat last while Mckinney took a brief lead after the :27.2 opening quarter. Tuxedo Bay, the odds-on favourite, brushed to the top moving to the half, holding control in :57.1 and by three-quarters in 1:24.4.

Toot Toot N challenged first over moving into the final turn with Uf Bettors Hanover second over and Senior K third over. Tuxedo Bay held the front through the stretch but Senior K angled widest of all and swept by the field to win by a head. Mckinney, sitting the pocket, finished close in third.

Paying $87.40 to win, Senior K competes for owner Keith Waples. He won his third race in 12 starts and his eighth in 56 overall, earning $116,890. Paul Mackenzie was in the bike.

A Rod Hall delivered as the even-money favourite in the $11,500 Preferred 2 Trot, winning by two-and-a-half lengths in 1:54. Driver Louis-Philippe Roy sat third as April Rose shot to the front through a :27.2 opening quarter and remained in that stalking position by the half in :56.4. Roy moved the Richard Moreau trainee off the rail heading to three-quarters and drew within a head of the lead in 1:25.1 before taking a narrow lead and expanding it through the stretch. April Rose chased in second while Katcha Kanna was five lengths back in third.

Owned by Ken Fitzgerald, William Latimer, Jeff McFadden and Jeff Roberts, A Rod Hall, a six-year-old gelding by Deweycheatumnhowe out of the S Js Photo mare Armbro Archer, won his second race in five starts this season and his 14th in 61 overall, earning $164,420. He paid $4.10 to win.

To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Georgian Downs.


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