After toppling the winner of five consecutive events at Fraser Downs' top class last week, Waitin Ona River again downed Armycaptin Hanover to win the $10,000 Open Pace on Sunday (Nov. 13).
Trainer-driver Kevin Anderson settled into third with Waitin Ona River while Tiempo Hanover took control to a :29.1 first quarter and cruised to a :58.2 half. Outlaw C My Shadow angled off the pylons in the sprint up the backside and drew near equal terms with the pacesetter after three-quarters in 1:26.2. That pair battled side by side into the line as Waitin Ona River and Armycaptin Hanover swung into action and hit top gear. Waitin Ona River had a one-length jump on the odds-on choice into the stretch and that margin proved a strong-enough cushion to land a 9-1 upset in 1:54.2. Armycaptin Hanover settled for second with Tiempo Hanover taking third and Outlaw C My Shadow fourth.
A 10-year-old gelding by JK Royal Flush, Waitin Ona River won his 22nd race from 216 starts and has now earned $200,065. Anderson owns the gelding who paid $20.10 to win.
To view Sunday’s harness racing results, click the following link: Sunday Results – Fraser Downs.