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Lombo Skyrider A Fares Well On The Front

Published: July 19, 2009 3:08 am ET

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Veteran pacer Lombo Skyrider A used his well-known front-end tactics to please his backers in the featured $11,000 Not Listed Preferred Pace at Sudbury Downs on Saturday night.

The 11-year-old Panorama gelding left from the inside post position and rolled through fractions of :29.1, :59.1 and 1:27.4 with trainer/driver Don Gillis, Jr. along for the ride. Sent postward as the bettor’s choice, Lombo Skyrider A managed to hold off a quick-closing Round About Fame (Justin Turcotte) to win by a quarter-length in 1:56.2. Deuces And Jacks (Paul MacLean) finished third.

John Bianco of Bolton,Ont. owns Lombo Skyrider A, who has won six times this year in 21 starts earning $50,742. His 43rd lifetime win bumped his bankroll to $631,104.

A trio of $6,500 Baby To Boomer divisions were also featured on the program as part of the series’s third leg.

In the first division, Emerald Jaguar and trainer/driver Mike Dowling inherited the win after Doc Beatz Em All (Paul MacLean) made a break in the stretch and was placed back to seventh for failing to lose ground. Emerald Jaguar posted a 14-1 upset with his 2:02.2 clocking. Fellow longshot Yogi Du Ruisseau (Pat Barr) and J K Glandslam (Wayne MacLean) were placed second and third. The three-year-old son of Mach Three has won two times in 10 starts during his debut season earning over $8,000 for owners Sean Hodgson of Whitby and John Janes of Carlisle, Ont.

Auditorial turned in the fastest mile of the three divisions winning in 2:00.4 by a neck over Milliondollar Moms (Pat Barr) and third-place finisher Elm Grove Crusher (Mike MacNeill). Trained and driven by Mario Rivest, the gelded sophomore son of Artsplace, who is unraced at two, extended his win streak to four and lifted his bankroll to $13,800 for co-owners Kari Rivest and Richard Pancel of Hanmer, Ont.

Sailorinmotion and trainer/driver David Dowling took the final split winning in 2:03.1 for owners James Green of Britt and Mike Lahaie of Alban, Ont. The three-year-old son of Camotion won for the third time in 13 lifetime starts by four lengths over Ramember (Mario Rivest) and Busy Weekend (Pat Barr). The bay gelding lifted his bankroll to $11,269 with the triumph.

To view Saturday's harness racing results, click here.


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