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Pureform Olympia Trots To Seventh Win

Published: January 17, 2015 9:47 pm ET

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The double-gaited Pureform Olympia continued her trotting win streak on Saturday at Flamboro Downs, wiring her competition in the evening's third race by five lengths.

Owned by Shelley Nyuli of Abbotsford, B.C., pacing mare Pureform Olympia took a liking to the diagonal gait late last year and was shipped to Ontario to compete against other trotters. She has since won seven races in a row at Flamboro Downs.

In Saturday's $7,600 event for non-winners of $20,000 (fillies & mares $25,000), the quick-leaving Pureform Olympia (Billy Davis Jr.) left from post seven and led the field through fractions of :29.3, 1:00.1 and 1:29.4 en route to the victory in 2:00 flat over the "good" track rated two seconds off. The 6-5 favourite paid $4.60 to win. Whitebetwntheeyes (Bob McClure) was second-best and I Am Special (J.R. Plante) finished back in third despite making a break in the stretch.

"Her best attribute is that she does want to do it so badly. That's a characteristic of a good horse. They just want to do it," trainer Gord Remmen told Trot Insider earlier this week, noting he would like to see Pureform Olympia compete on the larger tracks on the WEG circuit in the future. To read more about the six-year-old Valet Victory mare, click here.

Another mare, Thunderaway, is racking up wins and recorded her sixth in a row in the final race of the night for $7,500 claiming trotters. After winning five straight at The Raceway at the Western Fair District, the six-year-old daughter of Thunder Road rallied wide down the backstretch and romped home to an eight length victory in 2:01.2 at Flamboro for driver Scott Wray and trainer Patrick Shepherd, who share ownership. The favourite paid $3.20 to win. Tim T (J.R. Plante) and Final Encore (Travis Henry) completed the top three finishers.

Saturday's $7,000 Preferred 3 Trot was won by second tier starter Kennel Buddy (Paul MacKenzie), who took over the lead at the third quarter mark and drew off by four and three-quarter lengths to finish the mile in 1:59.3. Favourite Torches Angel (Tyler Moore) finished second and early leader Osprey Vision (Dave Boughton) was third. Kennel Buddy paid $13.70 to win as the 5-1 fourth choice in the wagering. David Dowling trains the five-year-old Ken Warkentin gelding for owner Allan Neal of Grand Bend, Ont.

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


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