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Freedoms Rescue Sweeps Marksman

Published: July 22, 2018 8:04 pm ET

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Freedoms Rescue completed a sweep of the second Alberta Sires Stakes leg for three-year-old male pacers with a front-end victory in the $45,700 Alberta Marksman final on Sunday afternoon (July 22) at Century Downs.

The Glenn Lutz trainee posted back-to-back career-best 1:54.3 miles in last week's elimination and today's final for owners William and Dianne Neish of High River, Alta.

David Kelly worked out the winning trips, leaving out of post two on both occasions. This week, he retook the lead early on through a :27.3 first quarter and carved out middle splits of :56.4 and 1:26 en route to a four and a half-length victory. Screen Test (Brandon Campbell) followed from the pocket to place and Yankee Up (Jamie Gray) finished third ahead of a traffic-troubled Custards Laststand (Kelly Hoerdt).

Bred by Samuel Johnson of Sherwood Park, Alta., Freedoms Rescue is by the late sire Freedoms Pass and is the first foal out of the Rescue Me mare Me Myself And I.

He was sent postward as the 9-5 favourite and paid $5.80 to win.

The gelding now has six wins, six seconds and three third from 26 starts with earnings totalling $78,845.

The third ABSS leg for sophomore colts begins with Alberta Maverick eliminations on Sunday, October 28.

To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Century Downs.

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