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Harrington Open To Wakizashi Hanover

Published: May 8, 2017 8:55 pm ET

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Bruce Kennedy and Tri County Stable's Wakizashi Hanover won his Harrington Raceway debut Monday with a 1:53.3 win in the $15,000 featured Open Pace.

The five-year-old Dragon Again gelding, in rein to Allan Davis, notched his first win of the year for trainer Jim King, Jr.

The complexion of the race changed when heavily favoured Poisonous went off stride while on the lead near three-quarters as Im Supersonic A inherited the lead. Im Supersonic A maintained a lead through the stretch and appeared to be en route to victory before being reeled in late, courtesy of a fierce deep stretch rally from Wakizashi Hanover, who gobbled up ground with urgency near the wire. He paid $10.80 to win.

Wakizashi Hanover, well-known in racing circles for his win in the 2015 edition of the Pepsi North America Cup, recorded his 16th career win and boosted his lifetime bankroll to nearly $1.5 million with the win.

(With files from Harrington Raceway)

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