Jay Eye Em Coasts At Flamboro

Published: November 16, 2020 12:31 am EST

Once on the lead, Jay Eye Em never looked back and strolled to a 1:55.2 win in the $11,500 Preferred 2 Pace on Sunday (Nov. 15) at Flamboro Downs.

Driver Travis Cullen launched Jay Eye Em to the top from post five and cleared odds-on choice Outlawgrabbingears heading to a :27.4 opening quarter. Slowing the tempo to a :57.4 half, Jay Eye Em reaccelerated up the backstretch as Moonwriter progressed towards the leader approaching three-quarters in 1:26.4. But into the final turn, Jay Eye Em maintained command and scooted away through the stretch to win by two-and-a-quarter lengths over Outlawgrabbingears. Moonwriter faltered to third.

Co-owned by trainer Rachel Andrew with Travis Cullen, Jay Eye Em won his sixth race from 23 starts this season and his 17th from 68 overall, earning $124,326. He paid $6.70 to win.

Easy Lover Hanover protected position from the pylon post and held firm to a 1:56.4 victory in the co-featured $8,500 Preferred 3 Pace.

The seven-year-old Somebeachsomewhere gelding led Ali to a :27.3 opening quarter and sneaked a breather to a :57.3 half. Veneno tipped first over into the backstretch to apply slight pressure to Easy Lover Hanover by three-quarters in 1:27.1 but promptly retreated into the final turn. Ali mounted a final challenge after Easy Lover Hanover through the stetch but managed to only get within a half length of victory at the finish. Capitano Italiano closed from off cover for third.

Owned by Brad Grant, Easy Lover Hanover won his fourth race from 21 starts this season and his 48th from 131 overall, earning $1,129,873. Jonathan Drury drove the $2.70 winner.

Trainer J. R. Plante enjoyed a hat trick on the Sunday card, sweeping the early double with Notaword N ($2.60) and Northern Tailwind ($2.70) before two races later sending a third winner in La Magic ($3.20).

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