It’s round three of this season’s Hanover stake series Tuesday night (July 5) at Balmoral Park with a pair of $25,000 added money events for two-year-old pacing fillies highlighting the card.
The first of two seven-horse fields has the early favoritism divided between two Kentucky invaders—Brush The Sand (2-1) and Halle Go Lightly (5-2), who will leave from posts four and two respectively in the fourth race first split.
Brush the Sand, trained by Allen Harris, who co-owns the Jenna’s Beach More filly with fellow Kentuckian Nathan Sea, already has three winning small ($2,000) Kentucky Sire Stake victories.
Halle Go Lightly, owned by Suttons Bay Racing (MI) and James Jesk (IL), was second while bowing in her KYSS at Lexington on May 30 and followed that race up with a winning 1:58.4 Balmoral Park qualifier on June 22 with a sizzling :25.4 last quarter.
Halle Go Lightly is out of thedam Go Lightly, who also produced Lyons Sure Sign ($262,204, 1:51.4) and Trade Sign ($310,619, 1:50.4). She’s one of two starters in the race trained by Joe Seekman. The other, Hey Sugar Sugar, will race uncoupled because of different ownership.
Ryalee N Ryan (6-1), Daybreak Gal (9-2), Shirleys Lass (15-1) and Model A (4-1) complete the first Hanover division. The latter is a Doug Ackerman homebred filly sired byout of dam In Fashion, making her a sister of two current Chicago circuit horses—Star Role (1:51.1) and Hard Hitter (1:52.1).
The seventh race second Hanover stake division has four starters relatively close in the morning line: CC Stacy (5-2, Dave Magee), Brissonte Hanover (3-1, Pat Berry), Three Men Dreamin (7-2, Dale Hiteman) and Mulberry (4-1, DR Ackerman). Give Me Points (15-1), In Paradise (8-1) and Kelli Rivndel (15-1) round out of second field of first season filly pacers.
CC Stacy gained some experience for her first stake endeavor with a trio of starts at Hazel Park for trainer Robert Harmon and Blissfield, MI owner Chuck Campbell. The Matt’s Scooter filly dropped a narrow neck decision on June 28 in 1:59.3 on a “good” racing strip.
Mulberry is another Doug Ackerman Stables homebred sired by. She’s the sixth foal of the dam Terri S, who has had four different offspring’s win under 1:55.
From: Balmoral Park Publicity Department