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'Abelard' Prevails In Philly Feature

Published: April 26, 2013 7:48 pm ET

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Fresh off a pair of victories at the Meadowlands Racetrack, including a career-best equalling 1:49.2 Free For All score, Abelard Hanover took his show on the road and made it three wins in a row with another sub-1:50 score in Friday afternoon's featured $30,000 Winners Handicap Over Pace at Harrah's Philadelphia.

Driven by Ron Pierce, Abelard Hanover worked his way to the front from post seven during a :26.2 opening panel and led the way through middle splits of :55 and 1:22.1 en route to the 1:49.3 triumph. The 7-2 second choice held on by half a length for his 19th career win as 1-5 favourite Dial Or Nodial, with David Miller aboard, kicked home in :26.2 up the pylons after a locked in three-hole trip to place. Pocket-sitter Fancyfreeshark finished two lengths behind in third for Jonathan Roberts.

Marvin Callahan trains the five-year-old Rocknroll Hanover gelding for Maryland owners Alvin Callahan, Suzanne Waskey and Pamela Price. Abelard Hanover has now won half of his 10 starts this year while banking $84,725 in purses. Lifetime, the bay pacer has earned $294,597.

Abelard Hanover paid $9.80 to win.

Tim Tetrick won six of the afternoon's 14 races teaming with trainers Scott DiDomenico and PJ Fraley, who won three each.

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