Rubis Prescott Scores Georgian Win
Published: July 31, 2016 2:24 am ET
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Rubis Prescott yielded for a pocket trip behind last week's winner, De Valeria, in front of the grandstand the first time, but then overpowered that rival the second time around to prevail in Georgian Downs' $10,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 Pace featured on Saturday night (July 30).
Rubis Prescott came through between horses off the gate to establish the early lead from post three before 6-5 favourite De Valeria swept from third to first after the :26.4 opening quarter. De Valeria remained in control through fractions of :55.4 and 1:24.4 while Ryan Holliday pulled Rubis Prescott from the pocket at that third quarter mark. Down the stretch, Rubis Prescott charged past De Valeria (Aaron Byron) to win by one length in 1:53.1. Whistys Paradise (Jason Ryan) edged out Duncs Diamond (Scott Young) back in third.
Moving off the WEG Circuit for the first time since 2013, Rubis Prescott paid $7.10 to win as the 5-2 second choice on the toteboard. Dean Nixon trains the six-year-old daughter of Mach Three, who has hit the board in 14 of her 27 seasonal starts while banking close to $70,000.
Lifetime, she has won 15 races and $287,610 in purse money for Icr Racing of Pefferlaw, Ont.
To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Georgian Downs.