After enduring a winless freshman season, Pounce Hanover finally found his way to the victor's circle on July 20, in his second sophomore start, and the trotting gelding seemed to find the experience to his liking. Since that 1:57.4 score at Georgian Downs, Pounce Hanover has added two more to his resume, including a Grassroots win back at Georgian Downs on Aug. 13.
Making their second Grassroots start at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday, Aug. 22, Pounce Hanover and trainer-driver Rick Zeron will be looking to stretch their win streak to four from post 7 in the 11th race. Zeron shares ownership of the Majestic Son gelding with The Brabant Stable and James Walker. The trotter recorded his 1:57.2 personal best at Mohawk on Aug. 1, winning a non-winners of two races contest.
Zeron and Pounce Hanover will face two other winners from the Georgian Downs Grassroots event, Doubledown Gass from post 8 and Cabertoss from post 10.
The colts lining up behind the starting gate for the first $18,000 Grassroots division face a stiff test as Mid-Summer Challenge champion Flanagan Memory will be joining them at post 1. Opting to skip the Gold Series event over Grand River Raceway's half-mile oval, Flanagan Memory will make it tough for colts like Muscle On Broadway to score their second Grassroots victory.
Currently sitting tenth in the Grassroots points standings, Muscle On Broadway will be looking to pad his point total from post 3 in Race 1. The Muscle Mass colt is trained by Mike Keeling for PC Wellwood Enterprises Inc. and Steve Organ.
The three-year-old trotting colts will engage in their second last regular season Grassroots battle in Races 1, 5, 10 and 11, with the first division rolling in behind the Mohawk Racetrack starting gate at 7:25 pm. (Ontario Sires Stakes)