Addycor Royal Upsets In Pop-Up Series

Winter racing at Flamboro Downs
Published: February 13, 2022 11:57 pm EST

Sent at 34-1, Addycor Royal spoiled My Jazz’s shot at a five timer with a pocket-popping 2:01.4 victory in the second of two $10,000 divisions for the second preliminary of Pop-Up Series at Flamboro Downs on Sunday (Feb. 13).

Top Hall took command out of post 6 with Addycor Royal securing the pocket and 2-5 favourite My Jazz racing third to the backstretch. Past the quarter in :29.1, Top Hall slowed the tempo coming by the stands first time while Azucar, racing parked after starting from the second tier, advanced uncovered but still had four lengths to recoup on the leader by a 1:00.4 half.

Azucar lost ground into the backside, leaving Top Hall to cruise unchallenged to three-quarters in 1:30.2. But pressure soon mounted from Addycor Royal rounding the final turn as driver Jason Ryan angled the Gerard Demers pupil from second and took aim at the leader coming for home. The eight-year-old Armbro Ricochet gelding seized the lead and maintained command while pursued by My Jazz late to pass the beam a length better. Playfull Elegance rallied from last for third and You Cant Habit finished fourth.

Returning $71.90 to win, Addycor Royal won his third race from 93 starts, bumping his earnings to $55,129. The gelding competes for owner Triple S Equine.

Dirt delivered a head decision in the other Pop-Up Series division, besting 2-5 favourite Swans Honey in 2:00.3.

Leaving from the pylon post, Swans Honey protected position and pushed for the front to a :30.1 first quarter with Dirt grabbing the pocket. Swans Honey continued to lead under minimal pressure to a 1:00.2 half, though Mackjustice made a move first over but made minimal gains overland into the second circuit. By three-quarters in 1:29.2, Swans Honey’s closest threat was Dirt from second, and driver Paul MacKenzie soon activated his charge to threaten the pacesetter coming for home. The Paul Megens pupil loomed nearer to Swans Honey through the lane, soon drawing alongside and then downing the pacesetter to win at the beam. Dior Hall came from last for third and Jooner finished fourth.

A four-year-old gelding by Angus Hall, Dirt won his fifth race from 20 starts, lifting his earnings to $36,109. Saltwater Stable owns the $9.30 winner.

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