Hopnroll Heaven Easy Winner in Open

March 26, 2024

R6 Hopnroll Heaven

Deviating from his normal front-end tactic, this week the heavy 1/9 favorite Hopnroll Heaven opted to let someone else set the tempo.  While Some Deal Hanover (Aldrich) set the swift fractions of 27.1, 57.4, before the 5/8 marker Greg Merton aboard Hopnroll Heaven pulled the favorite and he swiftly made the lead at the next panel in 1:25.4. From there it was smooth sailing as he won well in hand in 1:53.2, it was his third win of the year for trainer Andrew Adamczyk. Trevors Ace (Moeykens) finished second followed by KJ Unreal (Taggart) It was one of Greg Merton’s 3 trips to the winner’s circle on the card.

Bettor Lady (G. Merton racked up win # 6 this afternoon, the 1/9 favorite is now the winningest horse on the grounds with 6 wins for the year for trainer Danny Gill

Village Blue Chip (M Merton) is a maiden no more after his 1:58 score for trainer Dan Morrissey.