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Flamboro Preferred To Saulsbrook Peach

Published: September 18, 2016 11:02 pm ET

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Saulsbrook Peach kept all challengers at bay, winning the featured $11,000 Preferred 2 Pace at Flamboro Downs in wire-to-wire fashion on Sunday night (September 18).

Driven by Robert Shepherd, Saulsbrook Peach left sharply from post three and carved out fractions of :27.3, :57.2 and 1:25.2 while rebuffing the favoured first over challenger, Audreys Dream. He then held off the pocket-pulling Paparazzi Hanover down the stretch to to score his eight win of the year by a neck in a season's best clocking of 1:54 flat. Bestofthebunch closed along the pylons and edged by Audreys Dream for the third-place honours.

Isabella Darveau trains Saulsbrooks Peach, who paid $10.70 to win as the 4-1 third wagering choice. The seven-year-old Royal Mattjesty gelding is owned by Catheline Pelletier of Mirabel, Que.

Sabine Pass ($24.70) and trainer/driver Paul Davies won the $7,500 Preferred 3 Pace, rallying off cover to pass the duelling leaders, Mister X and Lets Wait And See, down the stretch. Sabine Pass prevailed in 1:54.3 with favourite Windsong Leo closing inside for second-place just a half-length behind. The four-year-old gelded son of Rocknroll Hanover earned his fourth win of the season for owner Audrey Leighland of Maple Ridge, B.C.

To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Flamboro Downs.

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