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Lopes has a day to remember

Andrea Westerfield and Tyler Lopes equalled the season's fastest time during the previous round of harness racing at Bermuda Equestrian Centre.

Westerfield ran a 1.04 flat with Roque Stables' stallion, GV Crystal Ball, in the Free for All while Lopes achieved the same feat with Graceland Stables' gelding, Itsallaboutme, that got a leg out of the 1.05-1.06 time bar.

Cameron Harris is the only other driver to go 1.04 flat so far this term, having done so with Inwood Stables' gelding, Brona's Mike, last October during the Bermuda CableVision Friday Night Series.

Lopes truly had a day to remember as he also helped Random Stables' gelding, Cherokee's Ironman, advance from the 1:06/1-1.07/1 division earlier during proceedings after running a 1.06 flat.

Getting a leg out of the 1.06/1-1.07/1 time bar was Inwood Stables' gelding, Colonel's Maestro, with Lucas Bridges in the bike.

Track newcomer Pocket De Gold, of Tanglewood Stables, continued her steady charge to the forefront.

Colin Mello's mare got a leg out of the 1.07/2 — 1.08/2 time bar after crossing the line in 1.05 flat to qualify for the Junior Free for All.

Pocket De Gold presently holds the two-year old record of 1.03/3 on a 5/16th track in her native Indiana.

Mello's retired stud, Big Red Machine, holds the existing track record at Vesey Street that stands at 1.01/4 which he achieved in 2012.

Maurice Raynor, Westerfield and Lopes were the only multiple heat winners during the previous round of harness racing.

Racing resumes on Sunday.

Tyler Lopes, left, had a strong performance

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Published December 19, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated December 18, 2014 at 10:11 pm)

Lopes has a day to remember

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