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Freshman Colts Headline Alberta Card

Published: July 29, 2012 8:32 pm ET

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Two-year-old pacing colts Blue Star Admiral and Premium Attraction dominated a pair of $25,000 Horizon Pace divisions featured on Sunday afternoon at Alberta Downs.

Blue Star Admiral blazed to a 1:55.4 victory in the second division with Bill Tainsh Jr. aboard for trainer Glenn Lutz and owners William and Dianne Neish of High River, Alta.

The Camystic-Movin Uptown colt established the lead from post two and never looked back as he rolled past panels of :27.3, :56.2 and 1:25.3 en route to the one and a half length tally, his third in four career starts and fastest yet. The 1-2 favourite paid $3 in defeating Tip Top Tap (Rod Hennessy) and Western Shoot Out (Ryan Grundy).

Premium Attraction won the first division, one race earlier, in 1:57.4 for Kelly Hoerdt, who trains, drives and co-owns with fellow Beaumont, Alta. resident Blair Corbeil.

With the inside post advantage, the Clintons Cigar-Themaneattacktion colt fired to command and carved out fractions of :29.3, 1:00, 1:30 before extending his leading margin to five lengths. Following up a schooling win, the 6-1 shot returned $15.90 to his backers. Favourite Beren Hanover (Keith Clark) was second best and Aerial Time (John Chappell) rounded out the top three finishers.

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


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