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Dream Maker Sequel Completed

Published: July 19, 2012 10:14 pm ET

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Round two of the Dream Maker Pacing Series was contested over two divisions on Thursday evening at Mohawk Racetrack, and Evenin Of Pleasure and Lucan Hanover looked mighty impressive in their respective assignments.

Sylvain Filion guided Evenin Of Pleasure to a maiden-breaking score in a time of 1:53.4 in the first $30,000 tilt for the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings.

The son of Dragon Again tucked into the pocket and watched Meetbehindthebarn whack out an opening quarter in :28.2. Filion summoned up second quarter speed from Evenin Of Pleasure, however, and in a matter of strides the colt found himself perched on the lead. He cruised through middle intervals of :58.3 and 1:27 before gunning home in :26.4. Dress The Part was a solid runner-up, with Meetbehindthebarn taking home the show dough.

“My horse was pretty good last week and he came a great last quarter,” said Sylvain Filion. “We were not going much speed (at the half), so I was confident we we’re going to make the front. He did it pretty easy tonight and he’s learning each start, that’s all you can ask for.”

Richard Moreau trains the freshman for owner Gestion Jean Yves Blais of Montreal, QC. The colt, who was purchased for a mere $15,000 from last year’s Harrisburg Yearling Sale, is out of Armbro Amour - the full-sister to Armbro Romance (1:49.4 - $794.375).

After making a break and disappointing as the favourite in his round-one assignment, Lucan Hanover bounced back in leg two by winning his division for Scott Zeron in 1:53.1.

The Casie Coleman-trained son of Western Ideal-Lauren Order powered to the lead from Post 4 and laid down fractions of :27.3, :56.4 and 1:25.4 before sprinting home in :27.2. Captive Audience came first over and finished second, with third prize going to the pocket-sitting favourite, See And Ski.

“This week, I put him in a much better position,” said Scott Zeron. “He’s a really nice horse, my favourite to drive of Casie’s (Coleman) and he’s maturing quite nicely. He’s got a bright future ahead.”

West Wins Stable of Cambridge and Steve Calhoun of Chatham, ON share ownership on the youngster, who was a $47,000 purchase from last year’s Harrisburg Yearling Sale. He’s the half-brother to Lawgiver Hanover (1:52.2 - $233,864).

(With quotes from WEG)

To view results for Thursday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Thursday Results – Mohawk Racetrack.

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