11-1 Beebeetee Takes Open Pace

April 10, 2024


This week’s Open Pace had a semi new fresh face by the way of Beebeetee, after opting to racing out of town for a month from the Dan Gill barn, he made his return as the second longest shot on the board in the afternoons featured race.  The heavy favorite Hopnroll Heaven got roughed up a tad getting the lead after a brisk opening panel in 27.2, once on top he would continue to set the tempo. Coming to the half the pack was in straight alignment with Beebetee second to last In the 7 horse field, as Caviart Reagan was withdrawn, after passing the leaders past the half in 56.2, Jim Taggart Jr. started the outer flow with KJ Unreal with Beebeetee tucked in right behind him with Hopnroll Heaven still showing the way in 1:25.2. Beebeete started passing horses quickly and ranged into contention and continued to make up ground on the slightly tiring Hopnroll Heaven to get yup for the win with Some Deal Hanover (Aldrich Jr.) finished second followed by Hopnroll Heaven, the winner was driven by Thomas Merton 1:55 -$24.60  The win was one of 2 training wins on the card for trainer Danny Gill, he also scored with Barnabas (A. Adamcyk) in the EWEY Pace

Kyle Dibenedetto took both halves of the early Daily Double aboard Viviens Delight 1:57.3 – $5.10 and Airy Shadow in a brisk 1:54.4 by getting through in the passing lane.