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'Mistress', Therealdeal Stay Perfect

Published: August 5, 2018 4:02 pm ET

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Magical Mistress ($4.20) and Therealdeal ($3.30) both earned their fourth stakes wins in as many starts in their respective $9,920 Atlantic Sires Stakes event for two-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday (Aug. 5) afternoon at Inverness Raceway.

In the first division (race five), Magical Mistress drew off decisively to a 1:59.2 win. Adam Merner sent the daughter of Camystic and Meridian Magic to the fore from post 5, clearing the pole-sitting Elm Grove Nellie (Walter Cheverie) en route to control of :30.4 and 1:01.2 early splits. Magical Mistress gained good separation through the second circuit, picking up the tempo with a :30 third quarter to leave Elm Grove Nellie and the first-over Ma Rebelle (Marc Campbell) in her wake up the far side. As those two duelled for second, Magical Mistress threw down a :28 final sectional to cap her 1:59.2 win. Elm Grove Nellie battled back to save second, 6-3/4 lengths back, over Ma Rebelle.

Stephen Gass trains Magical Mistress for owner-breeder Barry Martin.

The second division (race seven) saw Therealdeal use nearly identical tactics en route to a 1:58.2 score, as Walter Cheverie left with the daughter of Westwardho Hanover and Deviliciously Good from post 6 to work clear of Dustylanebukinfuty (Merner) past a :29.2 first quarter. Therealdeal had things a bit tougher on the second circuit, as Woodmere Tango (Mary Clare MacDonald) posed a first-over threat up the far side. Despite her lead being cut to half a length past three-quarters in 1:29.4, Therealdeal found more, kicking away to win by 4-1/4 lengths in 1:58.2, a new track record at Inverness for juvenile pacing fillies. Dustylanebukinfuty stayed on for second, while Woodmere Tango flattened to third.

Joseph Baxter trains Therealdeal for Jennifer Baxter and Gregory Francis.

In the sub-featured $1,150 winners-over pacing event, Surrealist ($7.00) was a pillar-to-post winner over Doubleshotascotch in 1:57.2. The 12-year-old Modern Art gelding paced home in :27.3 to keep Doubleshotascotch two lengths at bay. Marc Campbell drove the 74-time winner for owner-trainer Dana Getto.

To view Sunday's harness racing results, click the following link: Sunday Results – Inverness Raceway.

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