A pair of $8,500 Preferred events went postward Monday evening at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and the classes weren’t kind to the favourites.
Littlebitaswagger pulled off a mini upset in the first Preferred 3 event for horse and gelding pacers for the father son of duo of trainer Jack Harris and driver J Harris.
The seven-year-old son of Santanna Blue Chip-Aspirine Semalu marched to the top and chopped out fractions of :28.2, :58 and 1:26.2 before using a :29.3 closing panel to seal the deal. He won by a length over Boomboom Ballykeel in 1:56. Third prize was earned by Old Buck.
Jack Harris owns the gelding who improved this year’s boxscore to 5-6-5 from 32 trips postward. The 23-time winner has banked close to $200,000 in his career.
Hidden Potential returned from some down time for trainer John Pentland, and came away victorious in 1:56.2 with driver Tyler Borth in tow.
Borth hustled the 10-year-old son of Lis Mara-Shes A Looker to the lead from Post 1 and together they led the field through fractions of :28.2, :58.1 and 1:27.1 before kicking home in :29.1 to win by 1-1/4 lengths over Mercenary. Odds-on favourite Tero was third.
Sent off at odds of 5-1, Hidden Potential now boasts a 6-2-5 record from 23 trips to the track this season. V M B Stable of Hamilton, Ont. bred and owns the 35-time winner who lifted his lifetime earnings over $290,000 with the victory.
To view results for Monday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results – The Raceway at Western Fair District.