Leaving from post position #6 in a field of eight at 7-1, Abelard Hanover (-Allamerican Coed), a 6-year-old gelding trained by Donald Billings, gunned to the early lead and set a screaming pace of :25:3 to the quarter-mile marker.
Eighteen then pulled the pocket to take the lead back, giving Abelard Hanover cover and a much-needed breather. That pair stayed in those positions in the stretch, when drivercoaxed another move from Abelard Hanover in the passing lane to win by a neck over Eighteen in 1:48:4, fastest time of the Pocono 2014 meet so far. Mustang Art finished third.
In other action Saturday night at Pocono, A Stitch In Time and UF Rockin Dragon each won thei respective $15,000 divisions of the Bobby Weiss series for three and four-year-old colts, stallions, and geldings on the pace.
A Stitch In Time, driven by George Napolitano Jr. and trained by, won his split in a career-best 1:49:4, while UF Rockin Dragon, driven by for trainer , picked up his win in 1:51:4.
by Jim Beviglia, for Pocono Downs