|Abaton Hanover & Jimmy Marohn, Jr. notch their fourth consecutive victories (Geri Schwarz Photo)|
After starting from the two-hole Abaton Hanover was circled by Contract Hit (Jimmy Devaux) but before the two trotters reached the quarter pole Marohn moved his trotter to the lead and then proceeded to cut the fractions from there on. After being two lengths in front at the halfway point a serious challenge came from Four Star F and Jimmy Taggart, Jr. who raced head to head with Abaton Hanover past the three quarters and around the final turn. But in the lane Marohn’s charge proved to be the strongest and Abaton Hanover rambled home a 1-1/4-length victor over Four Star F in a season’s best 2:00.1.
Owned and trained by Jennifer Lappe the winner paid $3.50 for win.
It was one of four driving victories on the card for Jimmy Marohn, Jr. He also scored with Sandy Ogle’s People Friendly in1:58.1; with Ed Hall’s Pinepitch Cam in 1:58.4; and with Ed Hall’s Community Spirit in 1:58.3.
|Marohn and Community Spirit connect for owner Ed Hall’s second victory on the card (Geri Schwarz Photo)|