Distant Lover Goes The Distance At Grand River

Harness racing at Grand River Raceway
Published: August 30, 2023 10:59 pm EDT

Distant Lover made herself distant in the $8,700 Prospect Series for two-year-old pacing fillies, leading every step of the way en route to a 3-1/2-length achievement at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday (Aug. 30) night.

Through panels in :29.1, 1:00.2 and 1:29.3, Distant Lover and Jason Ryan opened up with every stride over the field of six. Down the lane, the Nick Gallucci trainee honoured her designation as the bettors' choice and won in 1:59. Cheddar Crossing (Travis Henry) finished second with Cheddar Shredder (Brett MacDonald) third.

Millar Farms owns Distant Lover (Betterthancheddar-Mindsweeper) as she won her second race in as many starts.

Love On Me and Ryan Holliday used a similar approach to their $8,800 Prospect Series division for the freshman filly pacers, going gate-to-wire to win for trainer David Holliday.

Love On Me set the tempo through fractions in :28.3, 1:00.2 and 1:31 before winning by 1-3/4 lengths in 2:00.3. Cheddarisbetter (Brett MacDonald) was second and Starzy (Daryl Thiessen) was third.

Owned by David and Ben Holliday, the two-year-old Stag Party-Odds On Abba daughter earned her first career tally in six starts. Love On Me paid $4.10 to win.

A field of seven pacing fillies took the track in race six to wrap up the Prospect Series action on the card and Allcheekiesoff made every pole a winning one to earn the winner's share of the $8,700 prize.

Tyler Jones and Allcheekiesoff sprinted from the rail and to the top. After posting panels in :29.2, 1:00 and 1:29, the pair held off a late challenge from Ireland Seelster (Travis Henry) to win by a head in 1:59.1. Wheres My Phone (Brett MacDonald) completed the triactor.

Dustin Jones trains the All Bets Off-Cheekie freshman for Andrea Lea Racingstables Inc. and Dustin Jones Stables Inc. It was her first win in two starts. Allcheekiesoff paid $4.20 to win.

To view Wednesday's harness racing results, click the following link: Wednesday Results - Grand River Raceway.