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Flamboro Touchdown For Cullen

Published: October 11, 2020 11:17 pm ET

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Travis Cullen stole the Sunday (Oct. 11) show at Flamboro Downs with a six-win performance, including three of the four $8,500 first-round division of the Ontario Sired Autumn Series for pacing fillies and the co-featured Preferred 3 Pace.

Wildcat Delight ($3.40) proved fastest among the 33 fillies to take part in the first round of the Autumn Series, parrying a sustained push from Classylaneprecious to win the second division in 1:57.1 while in line to Travis Cullen. It was the sophomore Bettors Delight filly's second win in as many starts for trainer Tyler Nostadt and owner Blueshoe Investments, who purchased her on Sept. 30.

Cullen also teamed Powered By Mach ($7.10) to victory, capturing the first division in 1:57.3. The sophomore daughter of Mach Three sped to a clear lead from the pole, controlled splits of :29, :58.3 and 1:27.3, and evaded a late challenge from 8-5 favourite Doctor Sunshine to break maiden by 1-1/2 lengths for owner-trainer David Snowden.

Cullen completed a series hat trick with Passion N Pearls ($24.20), who rode the pocket to an 11-1 upset over odds-on pacesetter Lady To Watch in the final division. The sophomore daughter of Big Jim took advantage of early confusion among inside horses to land in the pocket from post six, and she accelerated up the open stretch to beat Lady To Watch by a driven length in 1:57.4 for owner-trainer Nick Mann. It was the first win in 15 starts to date for Passion N Pearls.

Betchuloveme completed the quartet of first-round winners, circling three-wide up the far side en route to a three-length, 1:59.2 score over Kempenfelt. J Harris drove the two-year-old daughter of Betterthancheddar to the second win of her young career for trainer Jeffrey Williamson and owners Rebecca Williamson and Connie McTaggart.

Cullen captured the evening's $8,500 Preferred 3 Pace as well, circling Jay Eye Em ($22.10) from last to first in the second circuit to beat Toot Toot N by a widening three lengths in 1:54.3. Cullen co-owns the four-year-old Big Jim gelding with trainer Rachel Andrew.

To view Sunday's complete results, click the following link: Sunday Results – Flamboro Downs.


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