2 In a Row for Some Deal Hanover
November 1, 2023
Benefitting from the torrid early pace set by Foo Fighter N (R. Silvestri) who reeled off splits of 26.3 & 55 and the co-favorite (Daamericansky) being hung out to dry before he made the top at the half. The conditions were right for the favorite Some Deal Hanover, he made his 3 wide move down the backstretch as the pack hit the next station in 1:25.3, he was clear of the leaders heading for home to win by 3 in 1:55.3 over Prophet Blue Chip (A. Moeykens) with Ohio Vantage (M. Merton) getting up for third. The winner was driven by Bruce Aldrich Jr. trained by Laura Aldrich and is owned by John Hallet and Rick Howles; it was his fifth win on the year.
Greg Merton was scary good this afternoon with 3 winners on the card, Bruce Aldrich Jr. had a driving double.
Pine Bush Up Front is a maiden no more, after 5 starts the son of Life Up Front scored in a wire to wire upset at 50/1 – $105. 50 – 1:59. It was the first of Greg Mertons triple on the card, the 3 year old is trained by Domenico Leotta for owner Durazzo Stable LLC of Pine Bush, NY. After a brief win drought Smart Talker, a 1o time winner this year, notched win #11 on the year. In The Night earned her 3rd consecutive wins, fourth win of the year for Bruce Aldrich Jr. and trainer Dan Gill.