The single division for the Autumn Series Trot second preliminary on Sunday night (Oct. 16) at Flamboro Downs went to Bob McIntosh trainee Jacked in a race which fell into his lap.
After pylon-starter Flo Rider broke stride at the start and then pulled up, Nigel Springwell spurted to a seven-length lead with only three in the field left on stride. But approaching a :58.1 half, Nigel Springwell jumped stride, so Jacked inherited the lead with a circuit to go. Driver Brett MacDonald maintained Jacked’s advantage over The Great Reset to three-quarters in 1:28.1 and extended for home to win by 5-1/4 lengths in 1:58.1. Leading Resolve, after breaking at the start, was elevated to third while Nigel Springwell was disqualified to fourth.
Jacked races for owners and breeders Robert McIntosh Stables Inc., C S X Stables and Dave Boyle. He won his third race from nine starts and has now banked $17,760. As the 1-10 choice, he paid $2.10 to win.
Miss Canada held on to win the faster of the two $8,500 Autumn Series Filly Pace prelims on the card. Driver Anthony Haughan secured the lead with the freshman daughter of State Treasurer and gripped the helm through a clip of :28.2, :58.1 and 1:27.1. Bearing first-over pressure from Academy Seelster, Miss Canada turned away that challenger for home but then had to endure a late push from pocket-sitter Cheddars Delight. The Meg Crone trainee withstood the challenge and kept a head in front at the finish of a 1:58.1 mile while On The Agenda closed for third and Keepingasecret took fourth.
Breeder Claude Gendreau Stable Inc. owns Miss Canada, a three-time winner from 12 tries and earner of $20,225. She paid $3.50 to win.
Getting Euchred delivered as the favourite in the other Autumn Series Filly Pace division. The two-year-old filly by All Bets Off prowled off a second-over trip after sitting fifth to a :29 first quarter. With D A True Love helming the charge up the rim through a :59.3 half and three-quarters in 1:29.2, driver Tyler Borth laid his attack with Getting Euchred on pacesetter Feelin Fancy to the final turn and seized the lead. From there, the Brent Belore trainee kept late-charging Red Sky Tonight at bay by a half length with Mending Fences closing from last for third and Chedda Chedda settling for fourth.
Ronald Thomson owns Getting Euchred, a six-time winner in eight starts and earner of $21,928. She paid $3.90 to win.
To view Sunday’s harness racing results, click the following link: Sunday Results – Flamboro Downs.