Nine Is Fine For Amazing Step; Six For Henry

Published: November 5, 2012 09:06 pm EST

The second round of the Middlesex Pacing Series for filly and mare pacers went postward Monday at The Raceway at the Western Fair District, with the girls going at it in a trio of $8,000 divisions.

Amazing Step was the biggest headline-maker on the card thanks to her divisional win for driver Trevor Henry and trainer Domenic Gladu. It was the ninth consecutive victory for the three-year-old daughter of Armbro Deuce-Financiere Stena. She marched to the lead and chopped out panels of :29, :59 and 1:28.4 before using a :29.4 closing quarter to win by 1-1/2 lengths over Gemini Three in 1:58.3. Sugar Mama was third.

Sent off as the 1-5 favourite, Amazing Step improved her 2012 record to 9-0-0 in 10 starts for owners Gilbert Sauve of St-Jacques and Ecuries De Senneville Inc of Senneville, QC. The filly has banked $33,607 to date.

Trevor Henry also clicked with Stonebridge Secret. The three-year-old daughter of Stonebridge Regal-Falcons Secret, who was sent off as the 4-5 favourite for trainer Wayne Preszcator, survived a first-over journey to win by 1-1/4 lengths over Rammy Girl in 1:58.2. Michelles Deuce grabbed the show dough.

The Secret Weapon Stables of Waterloo, ON own two-time winner who now boasts a 2-3-0 record in 14 starts this season. The $4,000 payday lifted her lifetime earnings to $13,975.

The other division went to Medley Mindale, who went coast-to-coast for the tandem of driver Nick Steward and trainer Ronald Adams. The four-year-old daughter of Camluck-All My Hopes put up splits of :29, 1:01 and 1:30.4 before scooting home in :30.4 to win by 2-1/4 lengths in 2:01.2. Dazzle N Delight enjoyed a two-hole trip and finished second, with Right On Ram rallying to finish third.

In other Monday action in London, Bulldog Tenacity was a popular winner in the featured $11,000 Preferred 2 Pace for the duo of driver Mark Williams and owner/trainer Bill Kirkpatrick. The gelding came first-over before drawing clear to win by 2-1/2 lengths over Risky Rich in 1:56.3. Flames Cammi Boy rounded out the Triactor ticket.

The six-year-old son of Rambaran-Vartanian improved his 2012 record to 4-8-4 from 32 starts with the win, and the lion’s share of the purse bumped his overall earnings to $137,714.

It was another banner day at the office for driver Trevor Henry, who was victorious six times on the 12-race card.

In addition to clicking with the aforementioned Middlesex Country Series winners Stonebridge Secret and Amazing Step, he also teamed up with B B Smash (1:59.1) in Race 4, Virtual (1:58.4) in Race 5, Kennairn Crystal (1:59) in Race 7 and Mcmurray Hanover (1:56.3) in Race 12.

To view results for Monday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results – The Raceway at the Western Fair District.

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