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Broken Equipment? No Problem

Published: November 5, 2017 4:06 pm ET

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After having been sent off as the even-money post time choice, Giant Slayer ($4.60) had to fight off four other foes and overcome some broken equipment in order to capture the most lucrative purse race during Truro Raceway’s Sunday (November 5) live card.

Giant Slayer and driver Darren Crowe lined up in Post 4 for Truro’s ninth dash, the $1,575 Winners Over pace, and got away fourth, almost six lengths off the early speed.

After having started from Post 3, Euchred (driven by Ryan Campbell) was the one that got away the best, as he led the field down to the opening quarter in :28.1.

Crowe asked Giant Slayer for an advance in the second quarter, and the duo started a first-over advance before Euchred clicked off the opening half-mile timer in :57.3.

Giant Slayer, who is trained by Chris Covin, continued to advance in the third quarter, and he was nose to nose with Euchred as he buzzed the third call in 1:27.4.

Giant Slayer, who is a six-year-old Somebeachsomewhere gelding, was on top by one and a quarter lengths at the head of the lane. It was in deep stretch when the bay suffered some broken equipment, but it didn’t stop him any, as he shrugged it off and went on to post a two and three-quarter-length victory in 1:58.4.

The Robert Laffin-driven Distinctiv Rusty, who had received a second-over tow, finished second, while Euchred hung on for third. Preceptor (Paul Langille) and Rusty Riley (Ernie Laffin) picked up the fial two cheques, respectively.

Giant Slayer is owned by Ian MacDonald of Lower Sackville, NS.

To view the harness racing results for Sunday at Truro, click the following link: Sunday Results – Truro Raceway.

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