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Real Simple Wins Maritimes Debut

Published: November 27, 2011 8:38 pm ET

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Sudbury Downs’ Young Guns Pacing Series Final champion Real Simple made his first pari-mutuel start in the Maritimes a winning one in the featured $1,225 Winners Over Pace at Truro Raceway on Sunday afternoon.

Trainer-driver Kenneth Parker Jr. sent the four-year-old Real Artist gelding to the lead from Post 5 and turned back a challenge from the parked out reigning top class champion, P L Betterway (Katie Miller), past the half-mile marker. Real Simple then held off the pocket-pulling Dreams Matter (Danny Romo), who suffered a flattened tire before the quarter pole caused by fourth-place finisher Orecchietti (Greg Pinkney). Real Simple won by a neck in 1:59 flat. Pictionian Fancypas (Bruce McGean) rallied home from the backfield to show.

Real Simple paid $5 to win as the co-favourite. He notched his ninth win of the season in 22 starts and pushed his 2011 earnings to $47,338 for owner Dwight Lamkey of Black River Bridge, N.B.

The career winner of 11 races and $62,604 has made most of his starts in Ontario, with a couple stops in Quebec and Maine. Earlier this year at the end of April, he won a qualifier at Exhibition Park Raceway in New Brunswick.

For results from Sunday's harness racing card, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Truro Raceway.

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