Rock Me Amastreos, who was second in last week's $15,000 preferred-2 pace at Georgian Downs, was one spot better this week in the same contest at the Innisfil, Ontario, oval, getting to the finish line in 1:52.
Starting from the rail, Rock Me Amastreos (Kyle Balson) was in front of his seven rivals through panels of :27, :55.4, and 1:23.2. Rock Me Amastreos kicked away from the first-over bid of Val America (J.R. Plante) past three-quarters and went on to score by a length and three-quarters. Mcapulco (Rob Shepherd) came in second and Im Feelin Good (James MacDonald) finished third.
Art Balson trains Rock Me Amastreos, a five-year-old son of Astreos, for owner/breeder Dave Snowden. Rock Me Amastreos has three wins from 12 tries this year and 15 career victories. He has put away $55,450 in 2012 and $204,070 lifetime.