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Michelangelo Wins Again At Rideau

Published: March 2, 2015 1:24 am ET

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Michelangelo overcame an outside post eight start with his late-rallying antics to capture the Winners Over $25,000 Lifetime/Not Listed trotting feature on Sunday night at Rideau Carleton Raceway.

Michelangelo circled up three-wide from third over during the final quarter of the mile and edged past his rivals in deep stretch to nab his third straight victory in 1:58 flat. Favourite Uncle Freddie journeyed first over and got by pacesetter Imminent Response for the runner-up honours just a quarter-length behind the winner.

Chelsea Knapp's six-year-old Angus Hall gelding was driven to victory by Rheo Filion.

A winner in the same class in his last start back on Jan. 25, Michelangelo was sent off as the 9-2 third choice in the field of eight and paid $11.40 to win.

The lion's share of the $6,500 purse lifted Michelangelo's bankroll to $143,896. He now has 30 career wins in 85 starts.

Trainer Gerard Demers teamed up with driver Gord Brown for a triple on the 14-race card.

To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Rideau Carleton Raceway.


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