$825K yearling Detour Hanover wins at Red Mile
September 28, 2012
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Detour Hanover, the full brother to the 2007 Horse of the Year Donato Hanover who brought a record $825,000 price as a yearling, cruised to a 1:58.3 victory in a $10,000 late-closing event that closed out the Friday night card at The Red Mile.
Driver David Miller played hardball at the start as he ensured the early lead over Donnie Donato and Up Front Crazy, who settled in second and third, respectively. Reaching the opening quarter in :29.1, Detour Hanover had a couple-lengths lead and then held the distance down the backstretch and to the :58.2 half.
Approaching three-quarters, Brad Kramer had Kostas De Vie moving first-over but the bid was to no avail as Detour Hanover easily rebuffed the challenge. Detour Hanover reached the three-quarters in 1:28.3 and then headed down the stretch with a four-length advantage. But Tim Tetrick didn't throw in the towel as he had Southwind Metallic on the move. Midway through the lane though Tetrick ducked back in behind Detour Hanover and all he could do is chase the winner across the wire a length in arrears. Recon closed late to get third for Jim Oscarsson.
"He was way too hot tonight," Miller said afterward. "I got him settled down but when he got behind the gate he was wound up again." Miller added while Detour Hanover didn't have a mini-bit nor earplugs, he would talk to trainer Tom Cancelliere on making the additions for his next start.
A son of Andover Hall, Detour Hanover is out of the Donerail mare D Train. Purchased for the record price by John Cancelliere and trained by his brother, Tom, Detour Hanover did not make his racetrack debut until an Aug. 28 baby race at Harrah's Philadelphia where he finished second. He then made his pari-mutuel debut Sept. 11 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and was successful with a 1:58 effort. His win Friday brings his earnings to $9,750.