A patient and confident approach from driver Travis Henry with trotter Vesuvio Bi proved to be successful in Thursday night’s $9,400 Preferred 3 Trot at Flamboro Downs.
Henry settled the third choice away fifth and second last in the early going as co-favourite Its Huw You Know (Ed Hensley) handled the early fractions of :28.3 and :59 without any form of serious pressure. That unfettered lead would not last much longer as Henry commenced his first-over attack before the half and quickly gained on the tempo-setter.
Heading down the backside and approaching the third station, Vesuvio Bi made to equal footing with Its Huw You Know and poked a head in front as the third quarter was reached in 1:28.2. Increasing his margin his every stride, Vesuvio Bi pulled away to win by a length and a half with the mile timed in 1:57.4. Its Huw You Know stayed for second with the other co-favourite Waikiki Hanover (Marc St. Louis, Jr.) completing the triactor.
For Vesuvio Bi ($6.80), a five-year-old gelded son of Manofmanymissions-Palm Beach Bi, the win was the third of the season and 15th lifetime to boost his earnings to $128,811. Martin Lachance trains for Lachance Racing Stable of Millstone Twp, N.J. and Dan Mogridge of Hillsdale, Ont.
To view the charts from Thursday’s card of harness racing at Flamboro Downs, click the following link: Thursday Results – Flamboro Downs.