Stolen Glimpse, Racing Hill take Tattersalls splits
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"I think Brian just drove a perfect race," co-owner Silva said. "I didn't expect him to do as well as he did. But Ronnie (Burke) expected him to be a top horse at the beginning of the year, but then he sort of became an average horse, but today he showed he's much better than an average horse."
Racing Hill triumphed in quite a different fraction as he set fractions of :26.4, :55, and 1:23.2 before being confronted by Big Top Hanover from first-over. Lyons Snyder chased the two battling through the stretch from third while American Passport drifted towards the center of the track attempting to sweep by Racing Hill. Big Top Hanover cut into Racing Hill's lead through the stretch, but managed only to be a very close second.
By Roll With Joe out of the American Ideal mare Chasing Ideals, Racing Hill won his 11th race in 23 starts, amassing $1,462,876 for owner Tom Hill. Trained by Tony Alagna and driven by Brett Milller, he paid $3.80 to win.
"This is a tremendous colt, but to be honest, I have to start racing him a different way," Miller said. "I've been racing him very aggressively all year and the colt's just getting tired of doing all the work. I was kind of planning on not leaving today, but he drug me out of there and we ended up on the front. I just have to start taking better care of him. I have to start racing him from off the pace." (Ray Cotolo for Red Mile)