Launching from post seven, Dragon The Line landed on the lead and held firm on the point to win the $8,800 featured pace at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Tuesday (Nov. 23).
Driver Colin Kelly cleared command with Dragon The Line to a :28.3 first quarter while Heresthatmanagain settled into the pocket and odds-on favourite Bearcatwilly raced parked uncovered. Bearcatwilly continued to press Dragon The Line through the lane first time, clicking by the half in :57.3, and took a narrow lead on the pacesetter to three-quarters in 1:27. But Bearcatwilly began to backtrack around the final turn while Dragon The Line chugged along the point, extending to a 1-1/2-length win in 1:58.2. Captain Ray kicked home to finish second while Heresthatmanagain and Township Willy finished third in a dead heat.
A four-year-old gelding by Dragon Again, Dragon The Line won his fifth race from 11 starts this season, pushing his earnings to $24,944. Teesha Symes trains the $12.30 winner for owner Michael Goldberg.
In the co-featured $8,800 pace for fillies and mares, A Black Diamond delivered as the 2-5 favourite with an open-length 1:58.1 win. The three-year-old Betterthancheddar filly grabbed the top to a :29.4 first quarter and rated middle fractions of 1:00 and 1:28.4 before firing home to win by 5-1/4 lengths over Cayo Loco and Deep In The Red. Colin Kelly drove the winner for trainer Ken Bossence and owner Brad Gray.
To view Tuesday’s harness racing results, click on the following link: Tuesday Results – Western Fair Raceway.