Trotter Beatgoeson Hanover and pacer Here We Go Again won their respective Preferred races on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Each of the featured races carried a purse of $25,000.
Millionairess Beatgoeson Hanover (Andover Hall-Beat The Wheel), a five-year-old mare from the Nifty Norman barn, was making her first start since finishing fifth a week ago in the Breeders Crown for aged trotting mares. Leaving from post position No. 3 in a field of six as the 1-2 favourite, she built a huge lead with Tyler Buter in the bike after taking charge before the half-mile marker and coasted to the victory by one and three-quarter lengths in 1:54. Shesgotlegs rallied for second while Definitely Mamie finished third.
On the pacing side, Here We Go Again (Dragon Again-Odds On Jenna), a six-year-old gelding from the PJ Fraley barn, left from post position No. 3 in a field of nine as the 3-1 second choice and made the lead for driver Eric Ledford in the front stretch. The gelding set nasty fractions from that point and faced a stiff challenge from Townslight Hanover in the stretch, holding on to win a photo finish by a nose in 1:50 for his third straight victory at Pocono. The 9-5 favourite, Uncle Goodfellow, finished third.
(With files from Pocono Downs)