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Proper One repeats in Open Pace

11:56 AM 14 Jul 2020 NZST
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Proper One beats a wall of horses to repeat in the Open Pace
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HARRINGTON, DE. - Louis Tomczak Jr.'s Proper One ($16.00, Ross Wolfenden) was an upset harness racing winner in the $12,000 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.4.

The 6-year-old homebred Proper Respect gelding registered his second straight win, and 29th in his career for trainer Carlo Poliseno.

Post position number eight proved no problem for Proper One, who was last early as pacesetter Sicily set fractions of 27, 56,3 and 1:25.

Proper One was perched third-over near the half mile while Slick Tony gained first over. The former surged three-wide on the final turn as second over Archangel Three retreated and made the lead in mid stretch where he would stay. Finishing second was a fast closing Q's Cruise - the race favorite, while Slick Tony finished third.

Allan Davis and Montrell Teague each had three wins on the card. Russell Foster had a driving double.

William Sartin's Monty's Play ($3.00, Davis) notched his 4th straight win for trainer Joe Hundertpfund Jr. in 1:53.3. The 5-year-old Shadow Play re-took the lead from Inforce in deep stretch to keep his win streak intact.

Live racing will continue Tuesday with a 4:30 p.m. post time.

by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

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