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Apprentice Hanover takes connections to Metro

August 27, 2012
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The newly acquired Apprentice Hanover has been nothing short of spectacular so far this season and that could translate into a $1 million Metro Pace victory this Saturday at Mohawk.
 
After capturing his Metro elimination in a sizzling 1:49.4, the freshman pacing colt has tasted defeat just one time in five career starts with $95,592 in the bank. The son of first-crop sire Somebeachsomewhere-Allamerican Nadia was purchased by owner Brad Grant from previous trainer/owner Jack Darling following the rookie's second lifetime start.
 
Ben Wallace, who took over the conditioning, had his eye on the youngster for quite some time.

"I was very fortunate to watch him train down all winter and Jack (Darling) and his staff did a great job getting him ready and I'm hoping we can benefit from that,” Wallace said. "I never really trained the colt prior to purchasing him and I haven't been real hard on him going into these two races (Nassagaweya and Metro), but the way he was so comfortable going in (1):51 and :27 on the end [in the Nassagaweya], it looks like he can go anywhere we need to.”

Apprentice Hanover was purchased by Darling at last year's Lexington Selected Yearling Sale for $90,000.

Jody Jamieson continues to handle the driving assignments.

Following Apprentice Hanover's Metro Pace elimination victory this past Saturday, WEG's communications department spoke with Wallace. To watch the interview, please click below:

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(WEG)
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