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Lus Illusion A Determined Winner

Published: September 11, 2019 10:18 pm ET

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Lus Illusion ($7.60) may not have been able to catch second-over cover, but she lifted to victory in Wednesday's (Sept. 11) feature at Grand River Raceway, an $8,200 conditioned pace for fillies and mares.

The three-year-old Sweet Lou filly and driver Jason Ryan floated into midfield from post six behind a :29.1 first quarter from Azucar Pipedream (Robert Shepherd) before chasing after the cover of even-money favourite Sunshineinmypocket (Scott Coulter) — who angled out from fourth with five-eighths to go — nearing a backed-off :59.3 half.

Lus Illusion gapped her cover by three lengths up the far side, but ultimately lost it with five-sixteenths to go when Sunshineinmypocket took over a vacated pocket. Despite the gruelling journey, she found her best pace off the home turn and collared Azucar Pipedream by a head in 1:56.4 over good going. Sunshineinmypocket finished third, 3-1/2 lengths back.

Luc Blais trains three-time winner Lus Illusion for owner Determination.

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

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