The 11-year-old Federal Flex gelding Arrakis sat a covered trip and zipped through the open stretch to nab a narrow victory in the $10,000 featured trot at Flamboro Downs on Sunday night (Jan. 15).
Radio Lab rolled to the lead with Arrakis settling for the pocket to a :27.4 first quarter. Odds-on favourite Kameran Hanover landed fourth from post seven and stayed put through a :57.1 half before making his move. Lucas NL tipped first over to the backside and Kameran Hanover caught his cover as Radio Lab clung to the lead by three-quarters in 1:27. Radio Lab spun for home on a diminishing lead with Kameran Hanover kicking down the center of the course, but then Arrakis emerged in the open stretch in the final strides to put a head in front at the end of a 1:57.1 mile. Kameran Hanover settled for second with Radio Lab third and Lucas NL fourth.
Owned by trainer Francis Guillemette and Robert Bernicky, Arrakis won his 40th race from 253 starts and has now earned $550,100. Austin Sorrie steered the $5.70 winner.
To view Sunday’s harness racing results, click the following link: Sunday Results – Flamboro Downs.