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'Dorsoduro' Preps For Dayton Derby

Published: September 19, 2020 10:43 pm ET

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With the $200,000 (est.) Dayton Pacing Derby just two weeks away, Dorsoduro Hanover—fresh off an upset win in the Canadian Pacing Derby—dropped into town for a prep race and left with an impressive 1:50 victory.

The five-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere left the gate with speed, hitting the quarter in :26.3 before turning Hurricane Emporer loose for a pocket ride.

With Turbo Hill ranging to challenge the leader up the backstretch, driver Chris Page elected to sit in with Dorsoduro Hanover before swinging three wide at the head of the stretch. From that point the winner of close to $1.9 million accelerated to a three-quarter length win over Turbo Hill, with Shagnwiththedragon third.

Ron Burke trains Dorsoduro Hanover for Burke Racing, J & T Silva-Purnel & Libby, Weaver Bruscemi and the Wingfield Five.

Through the first week of the 2020 meet at Hollywood Dayton Raceway, Brett Miller has raced out to a commanding lead in the Dash Derby. Jeremy Smith is a solid second, while Trevor Smith has opened the meet on fire, including a Grand Slam on Friday night, to be third.

Racing will not be on tap Monday through Thursday of this coming week, in deference to Little Brown Jug week, but will resume on Friday, Sept. 25.

(Dayton Raceway)

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