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two of the Alliance Series for horse and gelding claiming pacers went postward Monday evening at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and three new winners found their way to victory lane.


Mister Godro survived a first-over journey in his $6,000 division en route to stopping the clock in 1:58.4. He wound up drawing clear by 5-1/2 lengths over Bearly A Secret. Taking home the show dough was race favourite Reiki.


J Harris mapped out the winning trip for the Joe Pereira pupil who races for 9267 7327 Quebec Inc of Mont-Joli, QC. The four-year-old son of Mister Big-Lost At The Beach is 5-for-24 this season.


Phone In went to the front and didn’t look back en route to a handy triumph in the second division for owner/trainer/driver Donnie Rankin, Jr. The pacer whacked out fractions of :30.2, 1:01.2 and 1:31.4 before cruising home in :30.2 to win by 2-1/2 lengths over Artistic Pick in 2:02.1. Race favourite Matts Tuition recovered from an early break to salvage a third-place finish.

It was the seventh win of the season for the three-year-old son of Vintage Master-Smart Dialing. The lion’s share of the purse bumped his bankroll to $22,257.


Now What Hanover produced the quickest clocking among the divisional winner thanks to his 1:58.3 smokeshow in the final split. Robert Shepherd rallied first-over with the four-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere-Numeric Hanover who wound up drawing clear to win by five lengths over Monty Mono. Prince Adiran was third.

Patrick Shepherd trains the six-time winner for his wife, Amber Shepherd. The victory pushed the pacer’s earnings over $33,000.

Beach Terror scooted to the lead in the $8,900 Preferred 3 for horse and gelding pacers, and once he cleared it was game over in the 1-1/16 mile affair.


Nick Steward hustled the Gord McDonnell trainee through fractions of :28.1, :57.4 and 1:28.3 before cruising home to win by three lengths over Upgrade Valley in 2:05.1. Rounding out the Trifecta ticket was Down On My Luck.

McDonnell shares ownership on the seven-year-old son of Western Terror-Beachy Girl with Vince Orlando. The partners have watched the 23-time winner put together a 10-10-5 record from 41 starts this season. He’s stashed away more than $62,000 this year and $156,807 to date.