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Hot Mess Hanover leads Simpson Memorial divisions at Harrah's Philadelphia
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - by Mike Bozich, for Harrah's Philadelphia

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Chester, PA --- There were four divisions of the John Simpson Memorial for 3-year-old filly pacers and trotters at Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 20), each going for a purse of $30,000.

 

The first division for filly pacers went to Magic Forces (Marcus Miller). The daughter of Art Major-Magic Of Michelle went right to the top, setting fractions of :27.3, :56.1, and 1:24.0. The final time was 1:52, a lifetime mark. The Erv Miller trainee is owned by Paymaq Racing, Ron Michelon, and Hannah Miller.

 

Division two saw Cool Cat Racing's Perplexed take advantage of a pocket-trip to pick up the victory in 1:53.1. The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Monkeys Can Sing won for the sixth time in her career for Trainer Nifty Norman. She now has earnings over $95,000.

 

World Apart (Jason Bartlett) set an extremely slow tempo on the front-end to secure the victory as the heavy favorite in the third division. The daughter of Art Major-Polar Opposition had plenty left in the tank, stopping the clock in 1:52.2 for owners South Mountain Stables, The Bay's Stable, Little E LLC, and Radio Racing Stable. She is trained by Linda Toscano. She is now a seven time winner with earnings over $265,000.

 

Division four saw Chillin It De Vie (Marcus Miller) rallying from second-over position to win. The daughter of Well Said-Flibbertigibbet paced the mile in 1:52 for owners Joie De Vie and Winbak Farms. She is trained by Hermann Heitmann. It was her fifth career win, with career earnings now over $60,000.

 

The first division for filly trotters went to Hot Mess Hanover (George Napolitano Jr.). The daughter of Cantab Hall-Her Culese went right to the front, and drew off willingly in a final time of 1:53.4, just two-fifths of a second off of the track record. The daughter of Cantab Hall-Her Culese is owned by Edmund Smith Estate, Dave Smith, James and Dan Giannuzzi, and is trained by Joe Pavia Jr. It was her fifth career win in start twenty-five, with over $93,000 in career earnings.

 

Division two saw Itsgoodtobequeen (Pat Berry) looping off of cover sweeping past in 1:55.4 for owners Jon Erdner, Martin Garey, and Henry Wieseneck. Doug Hamilton was the winning trainer. The victory for the daughter of Muscle Massive-Ucalthisahoneymoon is now over $100,000 in career earnings and a six-time winner out of twenty-three starts.

 

Division three was taken by Broadway Concert (Corey Callahan). The daughter of Broadway Hall-Luscious Lindy sat the pocket behind EZ Passer, who made a break at the eighth pole. The John Butenschoen trainee inherited the lead, and went on to win in 1:54.3. It was her fifth career win in start nineteen for owner Bay Pond Racing Stable.

 

The fourth and final division went to Sianna Hanover (Joe Bongiorno). The daughter of Donato Hanover-Simplicity sat the pocket before roaring up the passing lane for the victory in a final time of 1:55.4. She is owned by Burke Racing, Our Horse Cents Stables and Jerry and Theresa Silva Stables, and trained by Ron Burke. It was her fifth career win in start twenty-five, with earnings now over $166,000.

 


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