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Final Hanover's Solidify Saturday's Card (08/02/13)

Posted Friday August 2, 2013

                                                By Mike Paradise

  The last of the Hanover stakes for this season, both for 2-year-old pacers, punctuates tomorrow night’s solid Saturday’s card at Balmoral Park.

  The filly event had 15 horses entered, making it necessary for two divisions, each worth $29,900 while the  colt stake had 12 pacers pass the entry box, so there will be one $46,100 division with 10 across and two trainers, making for an intriguing affair.

  Three freshman—Big Turn On (15-1, Brian Carpenter, p.p. 5), Western Fella (5-1, John De Long, p.p. 10), and Major Starlight (8-1, Dale Hiteman, p.p.11), have shipped in from Canada to take on nine local horses in the sixth race headliner.

  The early favoritism went to last weekend’s Loyal Opposition victor PQ Three (Mike Oosting) who is listed at 7-2 after rattling off the consecutive victories for the Erv Miller Stable who also starts Badger Quinn (8-1, Le Wayne Miller) with the two-slot. They’ll race un-coupled.

  The Todd La Fountain Stable’s Blooming Genius (Dave Magee) is the 9-2 second choice with the pole position.

  The other Hanover colt hopefuls are Fox Valley Cupid (20-1), Sweet Competition (10-1), Theindecentlawyer (6-1), Cotton Eyed Joe (10-1), Traffic Cop (6-1) and Wimpy Doodle (20-1), stuck with post 12 in the second tier.

  Boxed Chocolates (5-2, Dave Magee) and Ideal Helen (2-1, Le Wayne Miller), a pair of Meadowlands invaders are the first-flash favorites in their respective filly divisions. We’ll talk more about the filly Hanover’s in Saturday’s column.

  Nine horses accepted a chance to race in the circuit’s $17,000 Invitational ninth race, which was drawn by groups. The outside 6, 7, 8 and 9 slots went to Fox Valley Yukon (8-1, Kyle Wilfong), Fort Silky (9-2, Casey Leonard), the programmed favorite Best Man Hanover (3-1, Mike Oosting) and last week’s winner St Elmo Hero (7-2, Dave Magee) who got away at odds of 4-1 when he proved best in 1:50.3.

  The longshot hopes of the Invite are Tink And Tiger (3-1, Dean Magee), coupled with Best Man Hanover, Uncle Bud (10-1, John De Long), Whirlwindiplomacy (10-1, Casey Leonard), Major Monet (8-1, Dale Hiteman) and Lennox Blue Chip (6-1, Kyle Husted) with posts 1 through 5, in that order.

  The Invite will be preceded by the $12,500 “Winner’s Over” for fillies and mares, also with a nine-horse field. Distaffers who are non-winners of $15,000 in their last five starts drew the inside.

  The outside horses—Mystical Victress (3-1, Mike Oosting), Just By Design (5-1, Dave Magee) and Party Hangover (4-1, Kyle Husted) are the morning line choices with posts 7, 8 and 9, in that order.

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  County Fair Report


    Thursday Afternoon August 1 Results

FIRST: Illini Two-Year-Old Filly Pace, Purse $3,224:

Horse (Driver)                                               Time (Track Fast)

Cypress Hill Rose (Cassidy Melloy)                     1:59.4

Trainer: Donald James. Owner: Donald James.

SECOND: Illini Two-Year-Old Colt Pace, Purse $3,347:

Tower Power (Freddie Patton Jr.)                         2:04.3

Trainer: Freddie Patton Jr. Owner: Marvin Kenricks.

THIRD: Illini Two-Year-Old Colt Trot, Purse $6,304:

Bands Grant Star (Freddie Patton Jr.                   2:05

Trainer: Freddie Patton Jr. Owner: Flacco Family Farms.

FOURTH: Maiden Trot, Purse $1,150:

Frontier Belle (Harold Finn Jr.)                              2:06.2

Trainer: Harold Finn Jr. Owner: Mack McGrillis.

FIFTH: Maiden Pace, 1st Div, Purse $680:

Fox Valley Venus (Mathew Avenatti)                   2:02.2

Trainer: David Avenatti. Owner: David Avenatti.

SIXTH: Maiden Pace, 2nd Div, Purse $680:

Whoopedemarginjosey (Cassidy Melloy )           2:04

Trainer: Cassidy Melody. Owner: Cassidy Melody.

SEVENTH: Open Trot, Purse $1,120:

LW Jaynie Flyer (Cassidy Melloy)                                    2:00

Trainer: Cassidy Melloy. Owner: Cassidy Melloy.



    Thursday Afternoon August 1 Results

FIRST: Topline Two-Year-Old Pace, Purse $2,500:

Horse (Driver)                                               Time (Track Fast)

Imarockurroll (Ronnie Gillespie)                           2:04.2

Trainer: Ronnie Gillespie. Owners: Ron Phillips and John Carver.

SECOND: Topline Two-Year-Old Trot, Purse $2,500:

Morgan’s Majestic (Ronnie Gillespie)                  2:06.2

Trainer: Jeremy Jones. Owner: Gloria Gillis.

THIRD: Topline Three-Year-Olds & Up, 1st Div, Pace, Purse $1,500:

NJ’s Big Deal (Mike Cox)                                       1:59.1

Trainer: John Fletcher. Owner: Stevana Turner.

FOURTH: Topline Three-Year-Olds & Up, 2nd Div, Pace, Purse $1,500:

TJ’s April Angel (Ronnie Gillespie)                      2:00.4

Trainer: Roshun Trigg. Owner: Roshun Trigg.

FIFTH: Topline Three-Year-Olds & Up Trot, Purse $2,500:

Fox Valley Sienna (Mathew Anenatti)                 2:02.2

Trainer: David Avenatti. Owners: David Avenatti and Loren Brown.

SIXTH: Amateur Driver Pace, Purse $500:

Spill The Beans (Dillon Cox)                                 1:59.2

Trainer: Mike Cox. Owner: Mike Cox.





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