Party Girl Hill Crushes In Fan Hanover

Party Girl Hill ($3.70) seized the lead with nine-sixteenths to go and was never in doubt from then on, remaining perfect to date in her career by way of a 1:49.2 triumph in the $400,000 Fan Hanover for three-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday night (Aug. 29) at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

Party Girl Hill employed similar tactics to her two previous wins, letting the dust settle through fast early splits before making her move to the fore upon reaching the backstretch. She got away fourth while Lady Lou (Jody Jamieson) and Priceless (Jonathan Drury) threw down a :12.3 opening furlong and inherited third before a :26.3 first quarter when Priceless broke stride leaving the homestretch. Doug McNair gave the daughter of Captaintreacherous her cue upon reaching the backstretch, and she surged authoritatively to the fore and cleared nearing a :54.4 half.

Once she reached the lead, no one came within 1-1/2 lengths of her. She clicked off a :27.2 third sectional and scooted clear under mid-stretch urging to win by the better part of three lengths in 1:49.2. Lady Lou, who failed to advance after pulling the pocket in upper stretch, narrowly held second over Peaky Sneaky (Yannick Gingras), who swung three-wide and lifted off weakening cover.

"I just kind of rolled her along a little more this week ... she just paced right through to the wire," said McNair, who drove Party Girl Hill to her eighth career win in as many starts. "I was real happy with her ... she came through for me."

Chantal Mitchell has handled the training duties of Party Girl Hill since the filly arrived in Canada for owner-breeder Tom Hill.

The Fan Hanover was one of the many major stakes events on the 2020 Pepsi North America Cup undercard. Be sure to check out the 2020 Pepsi North America Cup News Centre for all recaps and replays.

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