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Mach Dreamer Hangs On In Preferred

Published: September 11, 2011 2:34 am ET

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Mach Dreamer nosed out Ok Commander to match his 1:49.1 mark and pull off a 14-1 upset in the $38,000 Preferred Pace amidst the stakes action at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night.

With the inside post position, Major Hottie (Chris Christoforou) set up shop on the front end and put up a :26.4 opening quarter with Dalhousie Dave (Scott Zeron) following in the pocket, 3-5 favourite St Elmo Hero (Jody Jamieson) sitting third and Mach Dreamer (Rick Zeron) fourth.

As Major Hottie rolled past the half in :55.3, St Elmo Hero launched his attack and battled on top with the leader to three-quarters in 1:21.3.

Entering the stretch, St Elmo Hero put away Major Hottie while Dalhousie Dave fanned wide with Mach Dreamer and a hard-closing Ok Commander (Doug McNair), who trailed the six-horse field early on, further out. Mach Dreamer found the wire just in time to score the 1:49.1 victory over Ok Commander. St Elmo Hero finished two lengths behind in third.

Mach Dreamer paid $30.70 for the upset win. Murray Brethour trains the victor, who watched his seasonal earnings soar past the $100,000 mark and lifetime earnings over $600,000. The win was the four-year-old son of Mach Three’s third in 13 starts this year for the Scarff Legacy Stables of Halifax, N.S.

For recaps and replays of Saturday's Simcoe and Champlain Stakes divisions, and Canadian Trotting Classic eliminations, click here.

For results from Saturday's harness racing card, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Mohawk Racetrack.

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