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Under 's control, the -trained filly set the pace just in front of Nitro Nittany, and when that one pocketpopped down the backstretch, Outsourced Hanover had a 28.3 last quarter in her to withstand her foe by a half-length. The familiar pairing of Burke Racing Stable LLC and Weaver Bruscemi LLP is joined in ownership of this filly by Howard Taylor. And the victory ensured Outsourced Hanover a spot in the $40,000 Stallion Series Championship at Pocono on Friday, September 6.
This heat was the second-fastest of seven Stallion Series cuts yesterday; the quickest, 1:56.3, was rung up by the filly who tied Nitro Nittany as top prelim pointwinner, the filly Tweet Me. Driver looks nothing like the famous comedian Jackie Gleason, of course, but you could almost hear him thinking "How Tweet it is!" as the -conditioned miss won by over 5 lengths for Swick's longtime owner Royal Wire Products Inc.
The eight horses advancing to the divisional Championship are, in order: Nitro Nittany and Tweet Me (tied), Outsourced Hanover, Em Hanover and Fay (tied), Pinking Of You and Minerva Bi (tied), and Miss Geneva.
Today at Harrah's, three divisions of Sire Stakes two-year-old trotting fillies will go behind the gate in the last preliminary SS action for 2013. Cooler Schooner, who shocked the world last week by posting a 1:51.3 clocking at Pocono - the fastest trotting mile ever by a two-year-old, no distinctions made - will go in race 5, and she may need another victory to get herself a spot in the Championship of her division during the $1,240,000 Sire Stakes Championship card for two-year-olds, to be held at Harrah's on Sunday, September 15. Today's Philly card also features Landmark Stakes for freshman pacers, many of them PA-sired horses who will be tuning up for their September 15 outings.
by Jerry Connors
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