Preferred Pacers Go Back-To-Back

Published: October 26, 2014 10:39 pm EDT

Bestinthebusiness and After Alimony were repeat winners in Flamboro Downs' Sunday co-featured Preferred events.

In the $11,000 Preferred 2 for male pacers, Bestinthebusiness ($6.40) converted off a pocket trip and nosed out the pacesetting three-year-old, Allstar Seelster, in 1:54.2 with Kentucky Sires Stakes sophomore champion On Golden Ponder, the slight favourite, finishing a quarter-length behind in third while making his Flamboro debut. Ryan Holliday worked out the winning trip aboard the six-year-old Another Mile gelding for trainer Stephen Davis and owner/breeder Brett Boyd Racing Inc. of Jonesville, Michigan. Bestinthebusiness has won five of his 20 race this year, including his last Preferred start at Flamboro on Oct. 12.

After Alimony ($15.70) earned her second consecutive victory in the $10,000 Preferred 2 class for pacing fillies and mares as she held on in a three-across finish ahead of first over challenger Russian Kisses and the pocket-pulling Machleen. The time of the mile was 1:54.4. Joe Pereira trains the four-year-old daughter of Lis Mara, who now has six wins in 29 seasonal starts, for the Gatineau, Quebec-based 6824871 Canada Inc. J.R. Plante drove for the second week in a row.

The $7,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred 3 also produced a tight finish with Colonel Schneider Jr.'s five-year-old Lis Mara mare Emerald Rihanna ($47) and catch-driver Nick Steward pulling off the upset and holding off Moment To Cherish and favourite Double Joy in 1:55.4.

ICR Racing's sophomore Major Homer ($47.70) and catch-driver Travis Henry also lit up the toteboard with a 1:54.1 two-length score in the matching Preferred 3 for horses and geldings. The Dean Nixon-trained son of Major In Art defeated the popular pacesetter, Winning Dream.

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