Double-digit payoffs filled the Tuesday, April 30 card at The Raceway at Western Fair District, but the $9,400 Fillies and Mares Preferred 3 Pace went to odds-on favourite Top Royal, besting 24-1 shot Alphabet Queen in 1:57.1.
Circling to the top from post two, Top Royal pocketed rail-starter Glancewithme moving to a :28.4 opening quarter and faced no pressure moving towards a :58.4 half. Insincerity, sitting sixth, tipped first over as the tempo slowed and advanced towards the front moving into the backstretch.
Alphabet Queen flushed off the rail from fourth and supplied cover to Insincerity while Top Royal led by one-and-three-quarter lengths passing a 1:28.1 third quarter. The six-year-old Royal Mattjesty mare widened her margin turning for home, kicking to a three-and-a-quarter length victory over Alphabet Queen with Insincerity chasing in third.
Owned by Brydown Farms Inc., Top Royal won her third race from 10 starts this season and her 22nd from 105 overall, earning $181,884. J Harris drove the $2.80 winner for trainer Randy Henry.
To view Tuesday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Tuesday Results - Western Fair Raceway.