Daddy Let Me Drive Lifts, Reaches

Published: July 14, 2021 08:22 pm EDT

After only missing by a length on Sunday, Daddy Let Me Drive ($9.00) lifted off cover to just prevail in Wednesday's (July 14) top pace at Inverness Raceway.

Rodney Gillis angled the seven-year-old son of I Can Only Imagine into second-over flow behind Eastcoast Invader as Chase N Madi rated a 1:01.1 first half mile. On the second circuit, Daddy Let Me Drive improved steadily in the slipstream of Eastcoast Invader, who pushed clear of Chase N Madi by two lengths off the home turn. But upon cornering for home, Daddy Let Me Drive shifted into another gear, using :28.3 closing speed to nab Eastcoast Invader by a neck in 2:00.1. J J Knights Image, the 3-5 favourite, saved third after being boxed through the far turn.

Donald Beaton, of Port Hood, N.S., owns and trains 21-time winner Daddy Let Me Drive.

The complete results from Wednesday's six-race card are accessible via the following link: Wednesday Results – Inverness Raceway.