After being absent from action since December, Baylor Out ($12.50) wasted no time finding his groove again, capturing Sunday's (July 21) $9,000 Open Pace at Century Downs by a widening two lengths over pacesetter Wrangler Cash.
The six-year-old Armbro Baylor gelding was unhurried early, easing back to fourth from post 2 while Retros Mystery (David Kelly) circled clear of 3-5 favourite Ima Dude (Brandon Campbell) through a :28.3 quarter before yielding pace control to the public choice with a circuit to go. At the completion of a :57.4 half, Phil Giesbrecht angled Baylor Out a loose second-over, but the pair were left to face the breeze when Wrangler Cash (Gerry Hudon) cleared midway up the backstretch.
After steadily encroaching through a :27.1 third quarter, Baylor Out engaged Wrangler Cash on the far turn and duelled to a mid-stretch lead before edging away to score in 1:54. Wrangler Cash narrowly held second over Three More Smiles (Kelly Hoerdt), who lifted late down the grandstand side to take third.
Trainer Richard Remillard co-owns 16-time winner Baylor Out with Marc Fillion and Valerie Emerson.
Keith Clark earned a training and driving treble on the 10-race card, teaming up with two-year-olds Speaking Of Art ($7.10, 1:58.3) and Dontpokethedragon ($9.50, 1:58.4) before capturing a conditioned pace with Armycaptin Hanover ($15.30, 1:56.4).
To view Sunday's harness racing results, click the following link: Sunday Results - Century Downs.