Mud Pie Hanover wires field at Pocono
May 22, 2012
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Mud Pie Hanover led at every pole to score a victory in the featured winners of over $25,000 lifetime pacing event on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried the night's top purse of $25,000.
Mud Pie Hanover, the 5-2 second choice from the barn of trainer Jason Robinson, left from post four in a field of eight and outdueled two other horses to get to the engine in a quick :26.3. Despite constant outside pressure, the mare kept the lead through the half at :54.4 and the three-quarter mark in 1:22.3. Favorite Southwind Jazmin came up fresh on the outside in the stretch, but driver George Napolitano Jr. urged Mud Pie Hanover home for the victory by a length in 1:51, matching a career-best. Southwind Jazmin settled for second while N Y Yankees picked up the show.
Mud Pie Hanover, a 6-year-old mare owned by Robert Main and sired by Allamerican Native, now has three wins and three places in her last six starts, all coming against the top mares at Harrah's and Pocono. The win gives her five in 13 races this year and 28 in her career, while her lifetime earnings now stand at $337,884. (Pocono)