Dover, DE – Disturbed Hanover responded to her tough as nails reputation and won the Mares Select Pace at Bally’s Dover on Wednesday (Jan. 24) night.
Disturbed Hanover, Jody and Feeling Sweet all left alertly for early race position pacing towards the quarter pole. Feeling Sweet was parked three wide and finally cleared the lead past the opening quarter in :27.1 Jody settled into the pocket and Disturbed Hanover retreated to third.
Feeling Sweet and driver Montrell Teague were able to throttle that speed and passed the half in :56.4, a pedestrian :29.3 quarter. Driver Baron Dalious and Disturbed Hanover sensed the pace was slowing and maneuvered first-over past the half. The 4/5 betting favorite, Got The Gold, shadowed second-over and in perfect striking position on the rim. Party Cruiser joined into the outer flow.
Disturbed Hanover eventually wore down pacesetter Feeling Sweet and cleared the lead reaching the three-quarters in 1:24.4 (:28). Got the Gold angled to the pylons saving ground for a stretch rally. Jody remained on the outside and began to charge late. Disturbed Hanover dug in late and was able to repel those challengers.
Disturbed Hanover pulled away in the stretch and won by a length and a quarter in 1:53. She paid $11.40 for the win. Disturbed Hanover (Big Jim) is owned by the Wiz Kids Stable LLC of Dover Delaware. W. Bart Dalious trained and his son Barton Dalious drove.
Jody finished second and Got The Gold settled for third. Tim Tetrick drove four winners on the betting card.
The feature race of the week is the $27,500 Blue Hen/Open Handicap Pace on Thursday (Jan. 25) night. I Did It Myway looks to make amends for his earlier defeats. His main competition will include Energetic Hanover, Penzance Hanover and Sprocket.
Racing continues on Thursday. Post Time is 4:30 p.m.