|Annie'swesterncard scored a popular win on Saturday at The Hilltop|
While that was going on, Roadway (George Brennan) negated his eight hole, working his way to the lead after a :27.3 opening quarter-mile. It was a :57 intermission before Annie’swesterncard moved from sixth. He engaged Roadway in earnest after a 1:25.2 three-quarters, putting his foe away soon thereafter.
Annie’swesterncard, the 3-2 choice, took a three-quarter length lead into the lane and then took off. He widened to 2-3/4 lengths at the wire, which he found in 1:53.3. Second went to Nob Hill High, with a rallying Whackamole Hanover (Brent Holland), Silent Swing (Mark MacDonald) and Here We Go Again completing the cashers.
Annie’swesterncard, a 7-year-old Western Hanover gelding co-owned (as Burke Racing) by trainer Ron Burke, Weaver Bruscemi, M1 and Panhellenic Stables, returned $5 for his first win in three season’s starts. The exacta paid $20.40, with the triple returning $221.00.