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Snowshoe, Snowflake Series Continue

Published: December 2, 2017 11:51 pm ET

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The Saturday, December 2 program at Northlands Park featured the second preliminary of the Snowshoe Series, for two-year-old colt and gelding pacers, and the Snowflake Series, for two-year-old filly pacers.

Shaker Tank won the first of two divisions for the Snowshoe Series in 1:59.1.

The longest shot on the board in a field of four, Shaker Tank sat a pocket trip off a pace of :29, :58.3, and 1:28.4 before circling by stretch battlers Captain Terminator and, the pacesetter, President Elect to win by two-and-a-half lengths.

By Test Flight out of the Western Hanover mare Keystone Divine, Shaker Tank, owned by Dan Sifert and Nicole Smith, won his second race in 13 starts this season, earning $10,015. Trained by Darryl Cutting and driven by William Tainsh Jr., he paid $9.00 to win.

Yankee Up won the other division of the Snowshoe in 2:00 as the 2-5 favourite.

Positioned in the pocket, Yankee Up stalked tempo-setter Mortgage My Villa as he set fractions of :29.2 and 1:01.2. Pulling wide at three-quarters in 1:31, Yankee Up gradually drew by Mortgage My Villa, taking control through the stretch to win by a length. Blue Star Trooper, sitting off the pace, rallied for third.

A gelding by Vertical Horizon out of the Artiscape mare Nice Yankee, Yankee Up, owned by trainer-driver Jaime Gray with partner James Rhodes, won his second race in five starts this season, compiling $8,296 in earnings. He paid $2.80 to win.

In the lone dash of the Snowflake, even-money favourite True Horizon wired the field in 2:02.

Uncontested on the lead, True Horizon set fractions of :29.2, 1:00.2, and 1:30.4 before kicking to a three length lead into the stretch. Over The Curb, riding the rail, shot into contention through the stretch, closing to finish second by a head, while pocket-sitter Ruths Crown Royal was a half-length off the leader in third.

Owned by Monica Hudon and Donald McDougall, True Horizon, by Vertical Horizon out of the Mach Three mare The Three Of Us, won her second race in nine starts this season, earning $11,972. Trained and driven by Gerry Hudon, she paid $4.20 to win.

To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Northlands Park.


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