Some high profile horses were in action during Tuesday morning’s qualifiers at Harrah’s Philadelphia including the 2011 Canadian Pacing Derby champ, We Will See, and world champion Googoo Gaagaa.
We Will See kicked off the morning qualifying session with a 1:54.4 score for driver Ron Pierce and trainer Cosmo De Pinto. The six-year-old son of Western Hanover-Aberdakara rallied home in :27.3 to win in 1:54.4 in what was his first charted mile since finishing seventh in an Open Handicap assignment over that oval on December 21, 2012.
The 2012 season was a disappointing one for We Will See considering he went just 2-for-21 after constructing an 11-for-23 record in 2011. The pacer still managed to earn a seasonal mark of 1:48.2 last year while banking more than $430,000, but he wasn’t the same horse than stashed away more than $1.2 million and won multiple stake races during a highly successful 2011 campaign.
Googoo Gaagaa, who set a world record when he captured last year’s Earl Beal Jr. Memorial in 1:50.4 at Pocono Downs, was unimpressive in his first charted line of his four-year-old season.
Corey Callahan was paired up with the Richard Hans trainee, who got away fifth and finished fifth in the second qualifier of the Tuesday morning session. The career winner of $663,212 finished fifth and was 11-1/2 lengths behind the eventual winner, Looking Hanover, who stopped the clock in 1:56.2. Googoo Gaagaa, who is 15-for-20 in his career, trotted his own mile in 1:58.3 with a final quarter of :28.2.