A Plus Victorious In Georgian Debut
Published: June 19, 2016 2:03 am ET
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A Plus stormed home off a three-hole trip to take the $10,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 Handicap Pace featured on Saturday night's (June 18) card of harness racing at Georgian Downs.
After giving way to outside leavers Palm Patrol and Lucky Cocktail in a contested opening quarter, the Georgian Downs-debuting A Plus out-sprinted those rivals in the stretch to score the 1:53.4 victory with Scott Young driving her for the first time. Palm Patrol finished second after crossing to the lead from the outside post five over 4-5 favourite Lucky Cocktail and A Plus during the :26.4 opening panel and leading through middle splits of :56.2 and 1:25.2. Lucky Cocktail held on for third over Ninette B while first over Camps Bay faded in the stretch.
A Plus paid $11.40 to win as the 9-2 third choice on the toteboard. Trained by Ben Wallace, the daughter of American Ideal and Has An Attitude now has four wins from 17 starts and earnings of $55,195 in her four-year-old season for owner Brad Grant of Milton, Ont.
In her first start off the WEG circuit, three-year-old pacing filly Shes Lights Out ($8.10) went from last to first in the $7,500 Preferred 3 and nosed out Russian Kisses in 1:55.2 with Doug Brown catch-driving for trainer Ken Sucee. The homebred daughter of Somebeachsomewhere out of Arts Diva is owned by Brian Legge of Toronto and Dr. David Legge of Ajax, Ont.
To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Georgian Downs.