Stacia Hanover kept her record intact with a 1:54.1 victory in the $50,000 second leg of the New Jersey Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.
After winning both qualifiers, the daughter of Western Ideal is now two for two David Van Dusen and Michael Cimaglio. Scott Zeron, who also won the first colt and gelding division, was at the lines for trainer Steve Elliott. She paid $4.40 to win.
Artspeak surged to win his debut, the $26,500 second leg of the NJSS for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers. Tony Alagna trains the son of Western Ideal who paced the mile in 1:53.3, finishing with a snappy :26.3 final quarter, for Brittany Farms, Marvin Katz, Joe Sbrocco and In The Gym Partners. He paid $7.20 to win as part of an entry with Bruce's Magic.
Dealt A Winner is unbeaten in two starts after taking the other NJSS colt & gelding division for trainer Ed Hart and owner Jeffrey Snyder. David Miller, who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at Goshen, N.Y. on Sunday evening, was the driver in the 1:53.4 victory. (Meadowlands)