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'Easy Lover' 'Threepeats' In Preferred

Published: December 15, 2018 11:16 pm ET

Last Comment: December 16, 2018 9:44 am ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Easy Lover Hanover collected his third-consecutive Preferred with a victory in the $34,000 feature pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday, Dec. 15.

Driven by Doug McNair, Easy Lover Hanover got away fifth and sat in mid-pack approaching the half. Nirvana Seelster blasted to the lead to post a :27.1 opening-quarter before getting a soft second-quarter of :30.3 to a :57.4 half.

Easy Lover Hanover, pulling first over as the pace slowed, worked his way up to Nirvana Seelster’s wheel on the far turn. Nirvana Seelster remained on a narrow lead of just over a length at three-quarters in 1:26.2.

Through the stretch Easy Lover Hanover powered past Nirvana Seelster and to the wire in :26.4 for a 1:53.2 victory. Nocturnal Bluechip finished second by a length while Pointomygranson was third.

Owned by Brad Grant and trained by Ben Wallace, Easy Lover Hanover collected his eighth win of the season and 33rd of his career. The five-year-old gelded son of Somebeachsomewhere has earned $211,940 this season to bring his career earnings to $793,449. He paid $3.70 to win.

McNair’s victory behind Easy Lover Hanover was one of four for Canada’s reigning Driver of the Year on the Saturday card. He also scored victories with Superficial ($45.80), Winning Lyric ($5.90) and Bills Fella ($4.80).

The team of driver Jonathan Drury and trainer Carmen Auciello also had a big night. They combined to win the final three races on the card. The Drury/Auciello hat trick consisted of Big Bang Boom ($4), Always A Hotshot ($6.60) and Major Hill ($4).

Live racing resumes Monday, Dec. 17 at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7:10 p.m.

(With files from Woodbine Mohawk Park)

To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Woodbine Mohawk Park.

December 16, 2018 - 9:44 amEasy Lover Hanover seems to

Mike Mobley SAID...

Easy Lover Hanover seems to thrive in winter weather. It's too bad that there aren't any race tracks in Antarctica!

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