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Preferred Mania In London

Published: May 15, 2017 11:48 pm ET

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A trio of Preferred events went postward Monday evening at The Raceway at Western Fair District, with Boomboom Ballykeel winning the richest event: the $11,000 Preferred 2 for horse and gelding pacers.

Boomboom Ballykeel fired to the lead from Post 3 and never looked back after posting panels of :28, :57.3 and 1:26. A :28.1 closing quarter earned him the win by a length over Late Night in 1:54.1. They Call Me Gordy was third.

Alfie Carroll mapped out the winning trip with the 6-5 favourite who hails from the barn of trainer Richard Moreau. The six-year-old son of Mach Three-Teig N Riley is a homebred owned by Ballykeel Racing of Tillsonburg, Ont. It was the 24th lifetime score for the career winner of $786,286.

Beach Terror used the same approach to capture the $7,500 Preferred 3 for horse and gelding pacers. Nick Steward hustled the gelding through fractions of :27.4, :57 and 1:25.1 before scooting home in a :30-second clip to win by a neck over B N Bad in 1:55.1. Reel took home the show dough.

Sent off as the 1-2 favourite, the seven-year-old son of Western Terror-Beachy Girl improved this year’s record to 4-4-2 from 17 trips to the track. Trainer Gord McDonnell co-owns the 17-time winner with Vince Orlando of Leamington, Ont. He’s banked over $24,000 this year and more than the $118,000 to date.

Little Red Chev got away fourth before rocketing to the lead and doing most of the roadwork en route to an easy, three-length win for driver Scott Coulter.

The seven-year-old daughter of Duke Of York-Incredible Mother led at the half in :59.1 and the three-quarter pole in 1:27.2 before finishing off the competition in the added distance affair in 2:05.3. Wildwild Men was next in line, with Rainbow Gold rounding out the Trifecta ticket.

Sent off as the 2-1 choice, Little Red Chev won for the 25th time in her career for trainer/co-owner Dennis Morrissey and partners Ken Avery and Dr. David James Peden. She’s quickly inching in on $200,000 in lifetime earnings.

To view results for Monday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results – The Raceway at Western Fair District.

For the official judges' report from Monday's card, click the following link: Judges' Report - Western Fair - May 15.


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