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Brown scores Grassroots driving double
FRASERVILLE, ON ó Trainer Ben Wallace and driver Barry Treen teamed up for a pair of wins in Grassroots action at Kawartha Downs on Saturday evening.
The duo engineered wins with three-year-old pacing fillies Tiffany Hall and Tribute To Heroes in the second and last of nine Grassroots divisions. Tiffany Hall posted the biggest upset of the evening with a come-from-behind effort that saw her stop the clock in 1:57.2. Longshots Dilemma and Als Intuition also roared by favourite Firstline Vision in the stretch to set up the largest pay outs of the provincial event.
Tiffany Hall returned $73.90 to win, $44.60 for a place voucher and $9.70 for a show ticket. Dilemmaís runner-up effort was worth $12.00 and $9.30, while Als Intuition paid $10.40 to show. The Tiffany Hall - Dilemma exactor was worth $417.80 and adding Als Intuition to the mix for a triactor wager landed you $1,568.50.
Walnut Hall Limited of Lexington, KY owns Camluck daughter Tiffany Hall, who was making her first-ever appearance in the winnerís circle.
Treen and Wallace were back in the winnerís circle with Tribute To Heroes after the Run The Table miss logged an effortless front end victory in 1:55.2, tied for the fastest mile on the eveningís Grassroots program. Jeffrey Langfelder of Atlanta, GA, Steve Heidelberger of Baldwin, NY and Edward Leiva of Little Neck, NY own Tribute To Heroes, who earned $183,843 competing on the Gold Series circuit as a two-year-old.
Marlow United, owned by trainer George Graham of Lindsay, delivered a steady effort to finish second with Trade Agreement rounding out the top three.
Local reinsman Doug Brown also made two victory passes in front of the Kawartha grandstand Saturday. The Bowmanville resident piloted Rate Of Exchange to a 1:57 victory in the fifth race for trainer John MacMillan and owner Leslie Nagy of Hamilton. The Pacific Rocket daughter controlled the pace from the outset and hit the wire three-quarters of a length in front of Dream Of Liberty and Hot Shot Rocket.
Two races later Brown used a come-from-behind approach to land Mystical Dawn in the winnerís circle for trainer Benoit Baillargeon and owners Mario Baillargeon of Milton and Whitesand Valley Stables of Schomberg. The Bo Knows Jate lass stopped the clock at 1:56 to score the victory over Wendys Rocket and Shami Cami.
The other divisions went to Apaches Angel in 1:57.3, Missys Fame in 1:55.2, Likeable Dough in 1:55.4, Up Front American in 1:55.3 and Change Of Address in 1:56.4.
The three-year-old pacing fillies make their fourth Grassroots start at Sudbury Downs on Aug. 30, while Ontario Sires Stakes excitement does not return to Kawartha Downs until Oct. 11 when the lightning fast three-year-old pacing colts arrive in Fraserville for their fifth Grassroots event.