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'Dreaming' Of Willowdale Fame

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Published: January 12, 2012 11:02 am ET

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This Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack, the recently-sold Audreys Dream will be looking to improve on the 1:53.1 mile he put in during the opening leg of Woodbine's Willowdale Pacing Series.

The second leg of the series has attracted just one division (Race 6), therefore both Audreys Dream and Im Feelin Good will be looking to reach the winner's circle for trainer Ben Wallace.

Audreys Dream, who was a $65,000 purchase from the 2011 Harrisburg Mixed Sale, has been a welcome addition to Wallace’s barn after a third-place finish in the Cleveland Classic and a runner-up finish in the $60,000 final of the Valedictory Pacing Series.

The son of Rocknroll Hanover has banked $103,394 lifetime with a recent 1:50 lifetime best taken under the guidance of Wallace.

“He got roughed up a bit last week and we opted to come back again this week, but I think our strategy will be a little different and race him a little more conservatively,” Wallace said while in discussion with the Woodbine Entertainment Group.

Im Feelin Good was a private purchase for Wallace before the 2011 Harrisburg Mixed Sale. The son of Mr Feelgood has banked $305,425 lifetime with a 1:49.3 career best. With Keith Oliver at the controls, Im Feelin Good finished second in his first leg last week, only beaten a neck.

“He’s a more-handier horse and it looks like he’s responded well, “Wallace said. “He’s a high-profile horse based on his earnings and record, so we’ll see how he pans out."

The eight-time winner will begin from Post 1 for Oliver.

To view the harness racing entries for Saturday at Woodbine, click the following link: Saturday Entries - Woodbine Racetrack.

(With files from WEG)


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