Delaware, OH — Hung Over showed no ill effects of Pre-Jug partying and cruised to a 1-1/2-length victory in the $131,906 Ohio Breeders Championship freshman colt trot in Tuesday (Sept. 19) action at the Delaware (Ohio) County Fair.
When the field of nine was sent on their way, Royal Precedent (Aaron Merriman) grabbed the early lead and parked Commander Tom (Chris Page) through the first half of the mile in :28.1 and :57.4. Dan Noble and the eventual winner found themselves well back in the field in seventh at the half-mile station. Hung Over was sent three-wide past the three-quarter station in 1:27.3 and got by Rose Run Zoom (Don Irvine Jr.) to score a 1-1/2-length win in 1:57.1. The pacesetting Royal Precedent held on for third.
The winner is owned by the Bluestone Farms and Lynda Stewart, and is trained by Bob Stewart.
The homebred son of Creatine won for the fifth time in nine seasonal starts. With the $65,953 first-place check, he now has $145,433 in career earnings.
Hung Over has won three straight in the Buckeye State.
Later on in the 16-race card, in the third and final division of the $20,000 Buckeye Stallion Series event for freshman totting fillies, Maxine’s Hill (Chris Page) and Hot Tea (Tyler Smith) swapped the lead a couple of times in the final quarter of the race and hit the finish line together in a 1:58.2 dead heat.
Maxine Hill is co-owner by trainer Chris Beaver, Donald Robinson, VIP Internet Stable and Mark Schwartz.
Hot Tea is owned by Joyce McClelland and conditioned by Virgil Morgan Jr.
The 22-race Wednesday card will go postward at 12 noon.