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Grant and McNair sweep Preferreds

November 18, 2017

TORONTO, November 18 –Leading owner Brad Grant and leading driver Doug McNair teamed up to once again sweep the Preferred paces on Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack,.

It was a rainy Saturday evening at the Toronto oval, but that didn’t slow down the momentum of last week’s Preferred winners Easy Lover Hanover and Witch Dali.

Easy Lover Hanover was the 2/5 favourite in the $34,000 Preferred and picked up his third consecutive victory with an easy-looking 1:53 score.

Driver Doug McNair got away third with the Ben Wallace trainee and made a backstretch brush to the lead before the half. ‘Easy Lover’ proceeded to post fractions of :56.1 and 1:25, before stepping home in :28 for the victory.

Nirvana Seelster was second, while Ellis Park was third.

Saturday’s victory gives Easy Lover Hanover six wins in 21 starts this season. The four-year-old gelded son of Somebeachsomewhere has banked over $164,000 this season to bring his career totals to 22 wins and $530,509 earned.

McNair’s victory with ‘Easy Lover’ gave him four on the card.

The Wallace trainee paid $2.90 to win.

Witch Dali went coast to coast to win the $30,000 Mares Preferred in 1:53.3.

The Richard Moreau trained six-year-old cut out fractions of :27.1, :56.4 and 1:25.2, before kicking home in :28.1 to win by a length and a half.

Moreau’s other student Ms Mac N Cheese finished second, while L A Delight was third.

Witch Dali is now three for 20 this season with $97,320 banked. The daughter of Dali is now a 22-time winner and her career earnings now sit at $445,668.

The Moreau trainee paid $7.70 to win.

Live racing resumes Monday evening at Woodbine. Post time is 7:30 p.m.

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