Riina Rekila, the Finland raised veterinarian and accomplished standardbred trainer/driver, won tonight’s Monte Special on Hanover Raceway’s “All Trot Night”.
Rekila reined veteran Harlequin (12g Balanced Image-Wellesley Doll-Dream Of Glory) to a narrow come-from-behind score in 2:04h.
The winning team was away fifth in the six horse contest, before steadily moving forward where a :29.3 final panel secured the win over a game Charlie Tuna.
Rekila has extended her patient driving style to the monte sport with great effectiveness, having won earlier in the month at Clinton Raceway, also aboard Harlequin.
by Thomas H. Hicks