Unity Dominates In Autumn Final

Published: October 27, 2021 11:26 pm EDT

Unity ($3.00) looked the part of a twos-on favourite in the culmination of the Ontario Autumn Series for pacing fillies, rolling to a 1:57.2 score over eight rivals in Wednesday night's (Oct. 27) $27,000 final, held at Flamboro Downs.

After breaking maiden in 1:56.3 in the first round and coming up a neck short by way of a sustained first-over attack in the second round, Unity took full advantage of the pole in the final, keeping to her strengths and taking the short route to the lead through a :27.4 first quarter. From there, driver J Harris gave the two-year-old Hes Watching-Beach Of A Time filly a :59.1 middle-half breather — through which she faced no pressure. She edged clear steadily through the far turn and outpaced 56-1 outsider Skip Across, who rallied out of traffic for second, by 4-1/2 lengths. Pocket rival Sheza Gamer faded to third.

Unity has won twice in nine starts to date and has banked $28,375 for trainer Jack Darling, who also owns and bred the filly.

In the sub-featured $13,000 Preferred 2 Pace, Groovy Joe ($3.60) bested a scratch-reduced field of four, rating a :56 first circuit before fending off pocket rival Long Weekend A to win by three-quarters of a length in 1:52.3. Paul MacKenzie drove the four-year-old Roll With Joe entire for trainer Blake MacIntosh, who shares ownership with the Hutt Racing Stable, Ozzie MacKay and HoofBid Racing.

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