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Probert Knocks Out Rivals Yet Again

Published: March 15, 2020 5:49 pm ET

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In what was her 2020 pari-mutuel debut, Probert continued her winning ways on Sunday (March 15) at Fraser Downs, as the undefeated bay extended her career unbeaten streak to eight.

Probert’s win on Sunday came in the $40,000 final of the Sale Stake #21 for three-year-old fillies, which was carded as Race 1. The daughter of Dali lined up against four foes in the tilt, and was ready to get it on for Post 4 when the gate sped away.

After having opted against taking an early two-hole ride, Probert’s trainer/driver, Rod Therres, moved early and moved to the lead as the opening quarter flashed to life in :28.2.

Probert settled down along the pylons shortly after the first call, proceeded to knock out the rest of the speed (:58.4, 1:27.4), and sealed the deal with a 29-second final quarter.

Riverrunsnappy (who was driven by Dennis Johnston) came first-up to finish a second, three and three-quarter lengths in arrears, while the Kelly Hoerdt-driven Yjuliahos turned a pocket trip into a third-place finish.

Probert has now banked $127,900 in career earnings for Therres, of Langley, BC.

The afternoon’s $10,800 Open Handicap Pace came shortly thereafter (Race 3), and it was the Jim Marino-trained and Bill Tainsh Jr.-driven Boiling Oar ($4.20) that emerged with all of the marbles when all was said and done.

Boiling Oar (foreground), pictured victorious at Fraser Downs on March 15, 2020.

Tainsh and the five-year-old Shadow Play gelding left from Post 2, but opted to take a two-hole trip behind the Kelly Hoerdt-driven Kneedeep N Custard. After a hot :25.3 opening quarter, Kneedeep N Custard went on to cut the middle half (:55, 1:23.2), but it was Boiling Oar that would have the last laugh.

Tainsh popped the pocket in the lane and had what it took to upend Kneedeep N Custard and nail the wire in 1:51.3. Kneedeep N Custard held on for second, while the Dave Hudon-driven Mach Steady rounded out the top three.

Boiling Oar is owned by the JJJ Stables of Prince George, BC. The five-year-old gelding has now won four of his eight seasonal starts and has banked $27,756 thus far in 2020. In terms of his career, Boiling Oar has now won 23 races and just over $240,000 in purses.

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

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