Meadows Open Handicap To Dorsoduro Hanover

Published: May 27, 2022 10:59 pm EDT

Double millionaire Dorsoduro Hanover moved three wide into the final turn and rolled home to capture Friday’s $17,600 Open Handicap Pace at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows.

Dorsoduro Hanover, who was sent off as the 3-5 favourite, took a seat fifth early before following the live cover of Carolina Beach down the backside. When Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. asked him for pace, he found another gear and triumphed in 1:50.4 over 24-1 longshot Captain Fabulous. Roll Em rallied for show.

Ron Burke trains the seven-year-old Somebeachsomewhere-Deer Valley Miss gelding, who now boasts a bankroll of $2,019,935, for Burke Racing Stable, J&T Silva-Purnel & Libby, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Wingfield Five LLC.

Dave Palone piloted four winners on the 13-race card while Wrenn and Burke each enjoyed a triple.

Parked most of the mile, Floyd “Roper” Rhodes and Back Door Man still had enough in the tank to win a division of Friday’s Great Lakes Amateur Driving Association event at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows. Bill “The Flying Antique” Daugherty, Jr. and Enzio captured the other $8,500 split.

Rhodes and Back Door Man got away eighth but were on the go from there, moving three wide past the quarter. They caught the leader, John “Greek” Sikaras (Garrett Scores) at the top of the lane and scored comfortably in 1:56.2. Tom “Mayhem” Svrcek (Berkery J) rallied for second, five lengths back, while Sikaras and Robert Barnard (Country Prophet) completed the ticket.

Rhodes owns and trains Back Door Man, a six-year-old Bluto-Funny Fashion gelding who lifted his lifetime bankroll to $135,967.

Daugherty and Enzio moved first up from third to reach the point but were challenged late by Joelene Christman (Just Like Magic). Daugherty held off that rival by a neck to prevail in 1:55.2. Svrcek (Whiskey Lindy) and Scott Betts (Worthy Of Honor) completed the ticket.

Kelly Paver conditions Enzio, a six-year-old Neely Dunn-Charged Freight gelding who now boasts career earnings of $150,185, and owns with Julie Davis.

The Meadows will not offer a live card Saturday, as the track is hosting the Greater Pittsburgh Food Truck Festival. Live racing resumes Wednesday when the program features a pair of carryovers — $17,554.38 in the final-race Super Hi-5, $7,968.65 in the Jackpot Pick 5 (race 4). First post is 12:45 p.m.

(Meadows Standardbred Owners Association)

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