It was a successful debut for Umygeorgia Hanover and North America's leading dash driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. at Batavia Downs Wednesday night as the pair combined to romp to victory in the $8,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace.
It was the 13th victory of the season for Umygeorgia Hanover ($4) who was stepping up in class after coming off a 2 1/2-lengh victory in 1:53 on Oct. 11 at Northfield Park. The 5-year-old mare found her new surroundings to her liking as she rolled to a 3 3/4-length win over Artsy Princess (Kevin Cummings) and Xenia Hanover (Shawn McDonough) in 1:54.3 over the fast track.
There were three lead changes in the race as You're Too Funny, Real Joy and Devin Pulse all showed the way at some point. But before the three-quarter marker, Umygeorgia Hanover took command and never looked back, using a :29.2 final panel to secure the victory.
Umygeorgia Hanover (Camluck-Up Front Georgia) is owned by Gregory Gardner and trained by Ronald Best. The win upped her season winnings to $39,767 and $92,164 lifetime.
Wrenn, who entered the night with 572 victories on the season, added to that total as he posted a driving four-bagger. (Batavia Downs)