Tirade Hanover's 1:53.1 fastest in EBC elims
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Sunday's other male elimination division was captured by Jurgen Hanover, who remained unbeaten after six season's starts. David Miller guided him to a 1:54.1 victory in race nine for trainer Donna Marshall and owners Norman Smiley, Gerald Smiley and the TLP Stable.
Cat Manzi won the initial female elimination clash (race three) with Wygant Lady, who earned a 1:56.1 speed-mark and her fourth score in eighth current starts. Part-owner Taylor Gower conditions the fractious filly for his ownership partner Alan Stull.
The favorite Perfect Alliance rewarded her backers with a gate-to-wire, career-best 1:55.2 triumph in Sunday's fifth event. Yannick Gingras did the sulky-sitting for trainer Robert Bencal and the Little E LLC ownership contingent.
Gingras also chalked up three first-place finishes during the afternoon.
Sunday's $10,000 Open Trot was won by A Penny Earned, who lowered his lifetime mark to 1:53.2 with a bold-going effort in race 10, that proved to be a fresh Vernon standard for 4-year-old trotting horses. The 1:53.4 previous low for this class was set by Coraggioso back on May 3. It was one of three straight scores during the afternoon by Chris Lems, who did the driving for trainer/owner George Ducharme and his partners Alfred Ross, Paul Fontaine Nicola Oliva.
The slick-striding Sheer Brilliance recorded the 17-program meeting's quickest mile by a laterally-gaited equine following a 1:50.3 sizzler in Sunday's $10,000 Open pace (race eight). Sean Bier steered the veteran gelding for part-owner and trainer Jeffrey Long and J. Paul Long.