Leaving from the rail with driver Scott Young in tow, Goldstar Badlands was looped briefly by Brodys Scrapper who quickly became a pocket sitter when Goldstar Badlands swept around to claim the lead. He was parked past the quarter in :27.3 before clearing to the top. Once on the lead, he never looked back after posting middle splits of :58 and 1:26.1. A :29.4 closing panel propelled Goldstar Badlands to the win by 2-3/4 lengths over Brodys Scrapper in 1:56. Reel rallied off cover to finish third.
Sent off as the 1-5 favourite, the seven-year-old son of Badlands Hanover-Rockin Lady improved his 2017 record to 7-0-1 from 15 starts. The Heather Toll trainee has banked $193,926 to date.
To view results for Monday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results – The Raceway at Western Fair District.