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Favourites Dominate In OSS At Georgian

Published: August 14, 2013 12:43 am ET

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Three-year-old trotting colts and geldings were out in full force Tuesday evening at Georgian Downs, with eight OSS Grassroots divisions going postward as part of the 12-race card. And it was a night custom made for chalk players, as six of the eight divisions were won by favourites.

Kinetic King, who was sent off as the even-money choice in his $11,250 assignment, was a front-stepping winner in 1:58.2 for driver Roger Mayotte. The son of Ken Warkentin-Matriarch rushed to the lead in the second quarter and never looked back en route to the one-length tally over Kdazzle. Super Duke was another length back in third.

Ted Nadhazi of Acton, ON bred, trains and owns the gelding who won for the second time this season. The three-time winner has potted just shy of $70,000 to date.

Doubledown Gass went to the front and didn’t look back in his $11,250 assignment. The son of Majestic Son-Videilia Gass, who was sent off at odds of 9-2, powered through panels of :28.1, :56.2 and 1:27 for trainer/driver Reg Gassien before using a :32.3 closing quarter to seal the deal by 1-3/4 lengths in a career-best clocking of 1:59.3. Sir William was next best, with third prize going to Northern Nandi.

Reg Gassien Farms Ltd. bred and own the gelding who is 2-for-9 this season after going 2-for-6 in last year’s rookie campaign. The lion’s share of the purse lifted his lifetime earnings to $21,573.

Cabertoss was the only double-digit winner in Tuesday’s Grassroots action. The son of Muscle Mass-My Ramblin Rose rallied to win by three-quarters of a length over Musclescorleone in a career-best clocking of 2:00.4. Lets Leavem took home the show dough.

Scott Coulter mapped out the winning trip for the William Murray trainee who notched his second win of the season in nine tries after going 0-for-3 in his rookie year. The homebred has banked more than $12,000 for owner William Murray, Jr. of Mountain, ON.

It was nothing but favourites the rest of the way in the OSS tilts, and that included Pounce Hanover who extended her winning streak to three-in-a-row for trainer/driver Rick Zeron. The son of Majestic Son-Playwood shot to the front from Post 2 and successfully led through intervals of :29, :58.2 and 1:28 before using a :30.3 kicker to win by 6-1/2 lengths over Two Doors Down in 1:58.3. Power Move rounded out the top three finishers.

Sent off at odds of 1-2, the gelding improved to 3-1-0 from just four trips to the track this season for the partnership of the Rick Zeron Stables of Oakville, The Brabant Stable of London and James Walker of Port Perry, ON. The trotter has banked move than $28,000 to date.

Creampuff Macdaddy bounced back from a disappointing performance in the Yonkers Trot for trainer Brad Maxwell, who watched Randy Waples guide the colt to a 1:58.2 decision. The son of Ken Warkentin-Celebrity Cream, who was sent off as the 1-5 choice, was parked through early fractions of :29 and :57.2 before clearing to the top and taking the field to the three-quarter marker in 1:27. A :31.2 closing panel was more than enough for the five-time winner to stop the teletimer in 1:58.2. He defeated Mr Vs Victory and Muscle On Broadway.

The career winner of $307,691 is owned by Howard Taylor, Ted Gewertz, Edwin Gold and Judith Taylor.

Tag Up And Go took the next division in 1:58.3, and in doing so he won for the third time in his last four outings for trainer Gerard Demers. Chris Christoforou sat third through the first half with the gelding before marching him to the top and cruising home to win by 3-1/4 lengths over Rock Of Cashel. Hadrien Duharas completed the Triactor ticket.

Sent off as the 1-2 choice, the son of Angus Hall-Tagapine improved this year’s record to 3-1-1 from eight trips to the track. That’s a big improvement from last year’s 0-for-10 record. Owned by Andre Hebert of Papineauville, QC and Lise Darveau of Cambridge, ON, Creampuff Macdaddy bumped his lifetime earnings to $46,118 with the win.

Crosbys Clam Bake was a beaten favourite the last time he faced the starting gate, but he bounced back to be a popular winner in tonight’s $11,250 assignment for trainer/driver Per Henriksen. The son of Kadabra-Pacific Elegance sprinted off cover and drew clear to win by 3-3/4 lengths in 1:58.2. Mo Dhabi was second best to the even-money favourite, with Offson grabbing the third-place cheque.

The homebred gelding, who is owned by Ed Lohmeyer of Cream Ridge, NJ, improved this year’s boxscore to 3-0-1 from eight tries with the win. The four-time winner has potted more than $40,000 in earnings.

Olly Warrawee also came through as the even-money favourite in the final division for the lethal tandem of driver Sylvain Filion and trainer Richard Moreau. The Kadabra-Silhouette Dream gelding rolled the field through panels of :28, :57.2 and 1:28.2 before using a :32-second kicker to win by 2-3/4 lengths over Euro Man in 2:00.2. Taking home third prize was He Belongs Here.

Furious Farms, Ecurie JGV Enrg, Jean Mondoux and Fred Brayford share ownership on the trotter who now owns a 2-4-0 record from 10 trips to the track this season. He’s banked more than $22,000 despite being unraced as a rookie.

To view results for Tuesday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Tuesday Results – Georgian Downs.


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