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Hot Deuce Overcomes Outside Post

Published: May 28, 2017 11:13 pm ET

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The outside post position proved to be no problem for Hot Deuce ($6.70) on Sunday night (May 28) at Flamboro Downs as he fired to the front and never looked back in the featured $8,500 Preferred 3 Pace.

With Robert Shepherd catch-driving, Hot Deuce overcame his assigned post eight starting spot as he quickly crossed to command and mastered the Dundas oval. He carved out fractions of :28, :57.2 and 1:25.3 before drawing off by more than six lengths with a :27.3 final frame to stop the clock in 1:53.1.

Hamburg, New York trainer Sabrina Clevenger campaigns the five-year-old Armbro Deuce gelding, who has defeated the top pacers at Buffalo Raceway on four occasions over a seven-race stint there before shipping back to Flamboro.

Hot Deuce was claimed in late January at The Raceway at Western Fair District for $12,500 by Mike McAllister of Beaumont, Alta., and has earned almost $30,000 since going six-for-15 on the year.

The $7,500 Fillies & Mares Preferred 3 was won by Duncs Diamond ($10.10) and driver Scott Young in 1:56.1 for trainer Bernard Wills and owner Brian Lamarche of Markham, Ont.

Live harness racing will resume at Flamboro Downs on September 2.

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


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