Distant Lover Leads Georgian Prospect Series

Georgian Downs

Driven by Jason Ryan, Distant Lover paced the fastest mile of the Prospect Series for freshman pacing fillies on the Tuesday (Aug. 22) evening card at Georgian Downs, winning her $8,700 split in 1:57.2.

Ryan and the Nick Gallucci trainee got away fifth off the car as Mc Paisley (Mario Baillargeon) took the field of seven to their first panel in :30. Distant Lover tipped out before the :59.3 half and kept chugging on the outside through the three-quarters in 1:27.1. She found open track in the lane and kept on going to win by 1-1/4 lengths in 1:57.2. Rocks Shadow (Louis Gregg) finished second and Love On Me (Ryan Holliday) rounded out the top three.

Millar Farms bred and owns Distant Lover (Betterthancheddar-Mindsweeper), who won her first race in her first start. She paid $6.40 to win.

Gabriella Sasso trainee Ireland Seelster won her split with Anthony Haughan at the controls.

Ireland Seelster sat fourth at the opening panel in :28.1 before Haughan tipped her out first over en route to the :58.2 half. Ireland Seelster took command of the field, clicked out the three-quarters in 1:27.3 and then fended off Wickedly Devilish (J Harris) in the stretch to win by a half length in 1:58. Roll On Myway (Beau Brown) was third.

Jeffrey Courchesne and Martwest Racing Lp co-own the two-year-old Sportswriter-I C Maggie May daughter, who picked up her first win in three starts. Ireland Seelster paid $4.70 to win.

Wheres My Phone was driven to victory by Brett MacDonald for trainer Gregg McNair in a photo finish at the wire.

Wheres My Phone landed in fourth through panels in :30.1 and :59.1 before pulling first over to challenge pacesetter Lyons Shine On (Anthony Haughan) at the three-quarters in 1:29.1. Wheel-to-wheel down the lane, Wheres My Phone and Lyons Shine On were in a match race for the win. At the wire, Wheres My Phone stuck her head out to win in 1:58.2. Forrest Princess (John Thomson) took the show spot.

Ian Fleming and McNair co-own the Big Jim-Lucky Louisa daughter, who scored her second win in a career-best time. Wheres My Phone paid $4.90 to win.

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

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