Crete, IL --- Captaintreacherous battled a game Lucan Hanover all the way to the wire, gutting out a 1:49 victory in the $256,000 American-National for 3-year-old colt pacers on Saturday night (Nov. 9) at Balmoral Park.
|Balmoral Park photo|
|Captaintreacherous held off Lucan Hanover in 1:49 in the American-National for 3-year-old male pacers.|
Tim Tetrick steered the Tony Alagna-trained son of Somebeachsomewhere-Worldly Treasure to his 13th triumph in 15 starts this season, pushing his 2013 earnings to $2,055,033.
Owned by Captaintreacherous Racing, the venerable bay colt left hard from post two for the lead, but relinquished to Word Power (Brian Sears) going to the :27.1 first quarter. When Eddie Sweat (Peter Wrenn) made a break on the outside of the leader, Tetrick asked Captaintreacherous to retake and the colt did easily to the :55.2 half-mile marker.
“I was looking to see what was happening and wanted to keep my colt out of trouble,” Tetrick said. “He likes to see other horses and likes to have someone racing at his throat. He doesn’t want to let other horses get by him.”
Captaintreacherous and Lucan Hanover (David Miller) then battled head to head past the 1:22.3 three-quarters and all the way down the stretch, with the former digging in for the final few yards to best his rival in a gutsy effort. Wake Up Peter (Scott Zeron) notched the show money.
“When I first started out, this was the kind of horse I dreamed about,” trainer Tony Alagna said. “It’s just super to come back to my hometown and be treated so well. Last week he tied up at Hoosier and he trained well this week and his blood work came back well, so I felt much better about his chances tonight after he warmed up.”
Captaintreacherous’s career earnings now stand at $2,973,286.