The Julie Miller-trained Windsun Galliano and Helios finished first and second, respectively, in the $51,000 Super Bowl final for 4-year-old trotters on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.
Despite leaving from the outside post 10, driver Andy Miller was able to work his way up into second-over position around the final turn with Windsun Galliano and the son of Ken Warkentin was able to wear down his stablemate Helios in deep stretch to win in a stakes-record 1:53.4.
David Miller was first to the lead with betting favorite Where To Hanover, leading through a :27 opening quarter. Yannick Gingras, who dropped into fourth with Helios after starting from post eight, moved quickly to the front, taking control at the :56.3 half. Around the final turn Helios still had the lead as Tim Tetrick moved Joyeux Dream first-over, followed by Andy Miller and Windsun Galliano. Helios put away Joyeaux Dream past the 1:25.4 three-quarters clocking but he was unable to fend off the stretch challenge by Windsun Galliano. Where The Hanover held for third.
Owned by Tracy Brainard, James Harper Jr. and Elizabeth Harper, Windsun Galliano won for the third time in four starts this year while also notching a career best. His earnngs now stand at more than $38,000.