Gerry Hudon, who hadn't made an appearance in the race bike since being injured in an accident in March at Northlands Park, was back at it Saturday at Alberta Downs and won the $8,500 open pace with Timberline Court.
Hudon sent his charge to the point from his outside post eight starting spot, and Timberline Court was ahead by open lengths at the :27.1 opening quarter, the :55.4 half, and the 1:23.4 three-quarters.
Timberline Court continued to run up the score in the stretch as he paced a :29.3 final quarter to win the race by nine and three-quarter lengths in a final clocking of 1:53.2. Wannabe Cowboy (Ryan Grundy) was second and Hilldrop Shady (Brent Grundy) collected third.
Hudon also co-owns Timberline Court, a seven-year-old With Held gelding, with partner Lynn Kowalevsky. Timberline Court has three wins from eight attempts this year, and he has 24 career victories. He has earned $17,675 in 2012 and $283,219 in his life.