Racemup Avoids Incident In Futurity
Racing up front, Racemup avoided an incident in the $18,265 Futurity final for three-year-old pacers at Miami and went on to win by 10 lengths in a career-best mile.
Leaving from the inside post, Arthur Rey's homebred colt Racemup established the lead and set fractions of :28.1, :59.1 and 1:28.3 en route to victory in 2:00.3 for driver Don Howlett. Good Eye Hawkeye and Reys N A Ruckus completed the race in second and third despite an accident that occurred near the third quarter mark when Dontchase Justpace fell.
Racemup went unraced as a two-year-old and the Whatayasay colt is now four-for-seven on the Manitoba fair circuit with $16,674 banked in purse earnings.
The stakes score was the first of five winning drives on the day for Howlett. He also won with his own trainees Blissful Angel and Honey Booboolina, who prevailed in the $3,500 Open Pace to run her win streak up to six. Howlett also steered two of trainer Cory Manning's four winners on the nine-race program, Saskabush Steve and Dreams Of Mine. Manning drove his stable's other two first-place finishers, Hay Hay Alright and Marvtherat.
Dean Rey rebounded from his Futurity fall with a victory aboard the Sherri Mason-trained Cordees Fantasy. The Mason family had another Sunday score as Witch Doctor, trained by daughter Paula, was the best in the $3,200 Preferred 2 with Tyler Grundy driving.
To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Miami.