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Domethatagain takes advantage of pocket trip to score in Levy final
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - by Ellen Harvey, Harness Racing Communications

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Yonkers, NY --- Domethatagain and driver Daniel Dube waited patiently for the last few yards of racing room to get ahead of the field to win the $529,000 George Morton Levy Series final for older pacers on Saturday (April 25) at Yonkers Raceway in a time of 1:51.1.

 
Domethatagain was a 1:51.1 winner in the George Morton Levy Series final.

Domethatagain, by Bettor's Delight-Road Sign, is trained by Rene Allard and owned by Allard Racing Inc., Robert Hamather and Bruce Soulsby.

P H Supercam (Jason Bartlett) went to the lead from post eight and held that lead to the quarter (:27.2) and the half (:55.3).

Past the half, Lucan Hanover (David Miller) came first up to the three-quarters in 1:23, while Domethatagain was content to wait in the pocket and sprung from that spot to win.

Take It Back Terry (George Brennan), who made a long sustained bid on the outside, was second and Beach Memories (Yannick Gingras) was third. P H Supercam faded to fourth.

The Levy win brings Domethatagain's lifetime earnings to $824,551.

“I was surprised to see (P H Supercam) coming at me so early, because he usually doesn’t leave that fast,” Dube -- winning his first Levy -- said. “I had no problem sitting behind him and it worked out perfectly. He’s hasn’t always been the same horse every week, but he was very good tonight.”

“We weren’t happy with the way he was handling the track, so we tried plastic shoes up front,” Allard said. “We thought he’d be better with them, and obviously it helped.”

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Venus Delight was a 1:52.4 winner in the Blue Chip Matchmaker final.

Venus Delight and driver Jason Bartlett let Yagonnakissmeornot and driver Brian Sears do the heavy lifting for most of the mile in the $261,000 Blue Chip Matchmaker final for older pacing mares.

In the final strides of the race, they came up her inside for the win in 1:52.4 by three-quarters of a length. Carolsideal and Daniel Dube, who were first over from the half on, finished third.

The daughter of Bettor's Delight-Venus Killean had two earlier wins in the series and is trained by Jeffrey Bamond Jr. for Bamond Racing.

“This mare is much better with a target,” said Bartlett after the race. “I never had to really ask her. Her last quarter is always her best quarter. I just had to put her in a good spot.”

It was the third win in five starts this year for the 5-year-old mare. Her career earnings are now $424,268.


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