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Probert Matches Fraser Track Record

Published: November 24, 2019 9:35 pm ET

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Odds-on favourite Probert brushed to the front before the half and accelerated from her competition to pace a track record-equalling mile in the $50,000 Fraser Miss Final on Sunday, Nov. 24 at Fraser Downs.

Rockin With Lou launched to the lead with Yjuliahos securing the pocket and Probert racing third. Trainer-driver Rod Therres sent Probert for the top after a :27.2 opening quarter and crossed to command prior to a :56.4 half.

Snow Shark angled first over from fifth into the backstretch to challenge Probert approaching three-quarters in 1:25.3 but failed to advance around the final turn. Probert scooted clear of her competition in the stretch to win by two-and-a-quarter lengths in 1:55.1, matching the track record for two-year-old pacing fillies set by The Blue Yak. Rockin With Lou finished third.

A filly by Dali, Probert remains undefeated from seven starts, earning $107,900 for owner Rod Therres. She paid $3.20 to win.

Trainer Kelly Hoerdt collected four wins on the card including the $10,850 Fillies and Mares Open Pace with Blue Grotto.

Hoerdt sat last of the quintet while Tahiti Seelster led to a :27.2 first quarter. She continued to lead through a :57.2 but endured pressure up the backside as Sell A Bit N advanced first over towards three-quarters in 1:26.1 with Blue Grotto in tow. Sell A Bit N took over the lead into the stretch but failed to outsprint Blue Grotto to the finish with the latter getting a head up to win in 1:54. Tahiti Seelster faded to third.

A four-year-old mare by Art Major, Blue Grotto won her seventh race from 21 starts this season and her 16th from 61 overall, earning $207,392. She competes for Topnotch Stables and paid $3.30 to win.

Hoerdt scored three more training wins on the card which he also drove. Special And Unique ($3.50), Good Day Is Coming ($3.90) and Proberts Legacy ($6.80) all visited the winner’s circle, however Hoerdt also catch drove Jennas Lass ($5.20) and Squirrely Dan ($2.10) to give him six driving wins on the 12-race card.

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

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