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Anndrovette claims Besty Ross Pace in 1:50.2

08:59 AM 26 May 2014 NZST
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Androvette wins the Besty Ross Pace
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USTA's Mike Tanner presents the Besty Ross Trophy to PJ Fraley
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Anndrovette is back to her world class harness racing form as she posted an easy two length triumph in capturing the $250,000 Besty Ross Mares Invitational Pace in 1:50.2 at Harrah’s Philadelphia Sunday for driver Tim Tetrick.

The three-time Dan Patch award winning older pacing mare looked to be in possible trouble at the start of the race as four horses all left the starting gate to try for control of the lead. It was Monkey On My Wheel and driver George Brennan who were the first on the front but that was short lived as Tetrick came charging up with Anndrovette to take command at the first quarter in :26.1.

Contend on the front end, Anndrovette led the field to the half mile pole in :53.4 and after that was then Yagonnakissmeornot (Daniel Dube) who came after her first-over but in the backstretch she was not gaining ground so Corey Callahan went three-wide to loop her and be first-over.

At the three-quarters in 1:21.3, Drop The Ball could not gain any ground against Anndrovette, who then was able to start to pull away in the stretch and score with ease. Rocklamation (Matt Kakaley) closed to be second with Jerseylicious (Ron Pierce) third.

“She may not be as young as she use to be,” Tetrick said, “But she still gets the job done and was great today.”

It was the second straight win in seven starts this year for Anndrovette. The seven-year-old mare by Riverboat King is trained by P J Fraley and is owned by the Bamond Racing LLC and Joseph Davino. She is a career winner of $2.8 million and this was her 37th career victory. She paid $13.40 to win.

“I thought she was going to be good this year,” said co-owner Joe Davino, “But I did not expect a win like this today. She has a great trainer and good people behind her and that is what counts.”

The win was one of five winners on the day for driver Tim Tetrick, who also had won the Maxie Lee Memorial Trot with Market Share in a world record time of 1:50.2.

by Steve Wolf, for

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