Cecchin Sweeps Flamboro Preferreds

Published: November 16, 2014 11:08 pm EST

Trainer John Cecchin and the Mark Austin Stables swept the Preferred 2 events featured on Sunday night's harness racing card at Flamboro Downs with Brocks Fortune and Machleen.

Both pacers are owned by the Mark Austin Stables while Brocks Fortune is also co-owned by Noblock Racing Stable and breeder Robert Chapple.

In the $11,000 Preferred 2 for male pacers, the Jonathan Drury-driven Brocks Fortune ($8.90) was a wire-to-wire winner over the track rated "good" in 1:54.4 with Intrigued Intended and Goldstar Badlands rounding out the top three finishers. In the $10,000 distaff division, Machleen ($10.20) closed up the passing lane off a pocket trip to defeat pacesetter After Alimony and the popular first over challenger, Russian Kisses, by half a length in 1:56.4 with James MacDonald at the lines.

In other Sunday racing action, Jeffrey and Debbie Elchuk's sophomore pacer Cluster Hanover pulled off a 21-1 upset in the $7,000 Preferred 3 for horses and geldings, winning in 1:55 for catch-driver Anthony MacDonald and trainer Barry Treen. The matching fillies and mares event went to Strong Alibi and Robert Shepherd in 1:56 for Susan and Ian Downey.

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