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Amora Hanover sweeps Wilkes-Barre Pace at Pocono

May 07, 2009

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Amora Hanover completed a sweep of the Wilkes-Barre Pace Late Closer series for 3-year-old fillies by winning the final on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.  The race carried a purse of $18,000.

The 3-year-old filly from the Mark Harder barn came into the race on a 4-race winning streak, which included the first two legs of the series.  Leaving from post position # 8 in a field of 9 at odds of 5-1, Amora Hanover and driver Jim Morrill Jr. saved ground early in the middle of the pack while Everymileamemory set the pace.  Amora Hanover sat 3rd around the final turn when Morrill tipped her to the outside.  She easily sped by the pacesetter in the stretch to win by 2 lengths in 1:53:1.  U Foria BB finished 2nd while Kiss Me Kate rallied for 3rd.

Amora Hanover, owned by Garth Bechtel of Caledon, Ontario, Canada, won for the 6th time in 16 lifetime starts.   The win pushed her career earnings over $54,000. (Pocono)

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