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Letstaketothesky Flies At Hanover

Published: July 4, 2020 6:03 pm ET

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Some home cooking was just the recipe for Letstaketothesky to score her first lifetime win in the single Prospect Series leg on Saturday (July 4) at Hanover Raceway.

Just nine sophomore trotting fillies entered Saturday's kick-off leg of the Prospect Series, resulting in a single $7,400 division. With a number of fillies -- including post-time favourite Muscles Aplenty -- making breaks early, Lucky Witch (Doug McNair) was able to get an early lead on the field at carve out the first half fractions of :28.4 and 1:00.3. Letstaketothesky and driver Anthony Haughan sat patiently in the pocket early before pouncing on the tempo-setter down the backside, taking control just after the 1:31.3 third station. A :30.3 final quarter was more than enough to keep all rivals at bay as Letstaketothesky tripped the timer nearly four lengths the best in 2:02.1. Oh Lina (Bruce Richardson) and Bellona (Ken Wiese) rounded out the top three.

A homebred owned by trainer David Holliday along with Ben Holliday of Mount Forest, Ont., Letstaketothesky (Wheeling N Dealin - My Wife Patsy) picked up her first career victory and first on-the-board score in six lifetime starts.

Doug McNair continued his dominance at Hanover Raceway with a hat trick of wins over the 10-race card. McNair currently leads Canadian drivers in seasonal money earned, and with his three wins this afternoon he surpassed Colin Kelly for the national lead in the wins (McNair 101, Kelly 100 heading into Saturday night's cards). McNair has accumulated nine wins this year at Hanover Raceway and leads all drivers in that dash race.

Plenty of speed was on display at the Grey County oval with SOS Nostoppinmenow going coast-to-coast in an eye-catching 1:54.4 effort in the afternoon's second race. Maiden pacer Lucks All Credit established a new lifetime best of 1:57.4 after beginning his career 0 for 18.

Hanover Raceway is back in action next Saturday (July 11) with a first post time of 2:00 p.m. Hanover Raceway offers live racing action through its YouTube, Facebook and website for fans to enjoy and wagering is available through HPIBet.

To view the results from Hanover's Saturday card, click the following link: Saturday Results - Hanover Raceway.

(with files from Hanover)

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