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Harry G Upsets At Northside

Published: September 21, 2019 5:37 pm ET

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The old adage stating that it's not how you start, it's how you finish was illustrated to perfection by driver Paul Langille in Saturday's single $16,360 Atlantic Sires Stakes division at Northside Downs.

A solid field of five freshmen colts and geldings were assembled in the ATSS event, boasting a group of colts that had all tasted stakes success. In fact, the two most successful colts in the field -- Tobins Rebel and Woodmere Rollnpop -- didn't even go the gate as the post-time favourite.

That honour went to Windemere Ryan (Adam Merner) who fronted the field early. Meanwhile, the longest shot on the board -- Harry G and Paul Langille -- was gapped off at the gate in post four. Perhaps that room worked to his advantage as close third choice Woodmere Rollnpop (Clare MacDonald) made a break while vying for the lead heading into the first turn. MacDonald reset Woodmere Rollnpop quickly and settled him into fourth, while Harry G was fifth and more than 12 lengths back of the leader at the opening quarter. That station was reached by Windemere Ryan in :29.1, and he continued on that lead through middle panels of 1:00.2 and 1:30.3.

Meanwhile, Harry G advanced to fourth and second over after avoiding Woodmere Rollnpop during his second break in stride at the half. Langille then tipped Harry G three-wide around the final turn and found enough late kick to outsprint Tobins Rebel (Gilles Barrieau) and Windemere Ryan and trip the timer in 2:00.2.

The win was the third of the season for Harry G (Rollwithitharry - Chris N Tel Arrow), a homebred trained by Langille for owners Arleen, Chantel & Christine Gillis. The win puts the colt's earnings at $16,730 on the season for the Gillis clan.

Langille also had his picture taken after guiding Rusty Riley to a wire-to-wire score in the $1,400 Winners Over Pace. The eight-year-old son of Blissfull Hall-My Friend Flicka held off the late charge of Blacky Black (Barry Bates) to win in 1:59.3 for owners Chantel Gillis of Truro and Dana Getto of New Waterford, N.S.

To view the results from the Saturday card at Northside, click the following link: Saturday Results - Northside Downs.

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