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Favourites First In Flamboro Features

Published: April 28, 2019 11:46 pm ET

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Odds-on favourites Pretty Handsome and Willyorwonthe won the $12,700 Preferred 2 pace and trot, respectively, at Flamboro Downs on Sunday, April 28.

Pretty Handsome paced to the top from post four and opened two lengths on Boomboom Ballykeel heading past a :27.3 opening quarter. Toot Toot N, sitting fifth, tipped first over heading to a :56.1 half and marched to within two lengths of the top passing a 1:24.1 third quarter. Pretty Handsome spun into the stretch holding a length-and-a-quarter on Toot Toot N and kept his distance to the wire, winning in 1:53.2 with National Debt circling the field for third.

Owned by Glenview Livestock Ltd., Pretty Handsome won his fourth race from 10 starts this season and his 17th from 30 overall, earning $181,028. Andrew McCabe trains the four-year-old Mach Three gelding and Jonathan Drury drove the $3.00 winner.

Willyorwonthe then wired his competition in the race following to take the annexed Preferred 2 & 3 Trot in 1:57.4. The six-year-old Angus Hall gelding swept to the point from post seven and led Its Huw You Know through fractions of :28, :58 and 1:27.2. Willyorwonthe faced little challenge into the stretch as Bred For Greatness, who applied mild first-over pressure starting at the half, retreated and Its Huw You Know chased the leader one-and-a-quarter lengths behind. Charlie Is A Joker came from last to take third.

Owned and trained by William Megens, Willyorwonthe won his sixth race from 13 starts this season and his 28th from 124 overall, earning $269,700. Alfie Carroll drove the $3.10 winner.

Kicking off the program, Par Intended won the $9,400 Preferred 3 Pace going first over in 1:55. The eight-year-old No Pan Intended gelding floated off the gate to sit fourth seven lengths off leader Dam Lucky, who dashed from the rail to a :26.4 quarter and crept to the half in :56.4. With the slowed half, Par Intended drew closer to the leader and angled first over approaching circuit two. The Brian Lee trainee ranged to the front and led by a half length past a 1:25.2 third quarter before getting ambushed into the stretch by Darkest Secret swooping off cover to take second while A Boy Named Suuzz zipped from the rail for third.

Winning his fourth race from 14 races this season and his 29th from 159 overall, Par Intended has earned $249,855. Paul MacKenzie drove the $17.30 winner for owner Jim MacPhail.

To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Flamboro Downs.

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