Paul MacKenzie mapped out a sweet, two-hole trip with veteran pacer Par Intended in Monday’s $8,500 Preferred 3 for horse and gelding pacers at Grand River Raceway, and the gelding managed to parlay the trip into a narrow victory.
Thorn In Your Side and Par Intended battled to the quarter pole in :26 before Thorn In Your Side muscled his way to the front. He proceeded to whack out fractions of :55.4 and 1:25.2, but he couldn’t seal the deal. Par Intended kicked home in :30.4, and that was good enough to earn him the head decision over Thorn In Your Side in 1:56.1. J J Powerball rounded out the Trifecta ticket.
Brian Lee trains the eight-year-old son of No Pan Intended-Parapanalia for Jim MacPhail of Calgary, AB. The victory was his fifth of the season and his 30th to date. The lion’s share of the loot lifted his lifetime earnings to $256,625.
To view results for Monday’s card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results – Grand River Raceway.