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Maxim Seelster Wires Preferred Mares

Published: November 19, 2017 9:27 pm ET

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There was no stopping even-money favourite Maxim Seelster, or driver Bob McClure for that matter, on Sunday night (November 19) at Flamboro Downs as they led from start to finish in the $10,500 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 Pace.

Leaving from post four, Maxim Seelster set up shop on the front-end and cruised through fractions of :27.4, :57.2 and 1:27.1 en route to the 1:57.3 victory. Mach Magic followed one and a quarter lengths behind in second off a pocket trip and Sing Like An Angel came on for third.

Rene Bourassa trains the four-year-old Big Jim-Mistreos mare, who has now won four of her 25 starts this year, for M&s Racing Stable Inc. Rockwood, Ont.

The victory was the fourth on the night for McClure, who also guided Boomboom Ballykeel ($7.50) to a 1:55.3 score for trainer Richard Moreau and Ballykeel Racing in the $8,500 Preferred 3 for male pacers.

An $8,500 Preferred 3 for distaffers was won by trainer John and Bradley Powell's War Filly ($5.90) in 1:58 with Colin Kelly in the bike.

McClure played a part in trainer Patrick Shepherd's perfect night at Flamboro (three-for-three) guiding Articulate Barb ($2.30) to victory in the opener. Shepherd's brother Robert drove his stable's two other winners, Mr Yokassippi ($3.80) and Real Wicked ($11.10).

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

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