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Ft. Washington, MD — Having done everything you possibly can without winning a race would describe Enavant’s last three months. Having not won since Aug. 21, Enavant picked a great time to break through as he scored a 1:48 victory for driver Dan Dube, who on Sunday (Nov. 14) won the $100,000 Potomac Pace at Rosecroft Raceway for a second time.
Enavant was second in the Mohawk Gold Cup to the favorite Allywag Hanover and Sunday night turned the tables on him with a change of tactics as he pressed on parked to the first quarter in :26. Clearing Allywag Hanover at the three-eighths pole, Enavant kept on through fractions of :53.2 and 1:20.3 and drew away to a 2-3/4 length victory. Allywag Hanover (Todd McCarthy) held for second, while Jack’s Legend N (Dexter Dunn) was third.
It was the 16th win in 25 lifetime starts for the 5-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere and his 1:48 equaled the track older gelding record with last year’s Potomac winner Leonidas A, who finished sixth this year.
“He was good. I left out of there and kept going; he was strong,” Dube said.
Enavant has been rallying from way back in his recent outings, but the change of tactics worked out well for trainer Luc Blais and the gelding owned by Determination and Guy Corbeil.
Yannick Gingras and Covered Bridge won the $25,000 Henry Sacks Memorial Pace in 1:50, powering out of the pocket to beat a game Sugartown (Dube) and Rocktavius (Jason Thompson).
Tim Tetrick won the $12,000 Open Handicap with JJ Flynn, wire-to-wire in 1:50.3 over Shim (Russell Foster) and Starship (Jonathan Roberts).
Roger Plante drove four winners on the Sunday night card, while Foster won twice. Trainers Ken Scholtzhauer, John Wagner, Brian Tomlinson and Timmy Offutt won twice.