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Hitman Hill, American History choose posts three and four for $400,000 Adios final
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - by Evan Pattak, for The Meadows

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Washington, PA --- Hitman Hill will leave from post three and American History from post four in Saturday’s $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows.


As winners of Adios eliminations, the connections of that pair earned the right to select their post positions for the final, with Hitman Hill choosing first after winning a draw. All other post positions in the nine-horse field were chosen by random draw Tuesday.

Hitman Hill roared off the cones late for Brett Miller to nip Dorsoduro Hanover at the wire in their elimination. Miller will be back in the sulky behind the American Ideal-Fox Vally Shaker gelding for trainer Chris Oakes and owners Tom Hill and Northfork Racing Stable.

American History made a strong quarter-pole move to the front in his elimination and opened a daylight lead before Yannick Gingras geared him down late. Tony Alagna conditions the son of American Ideal-Perfect Touch for Brittany Farms, Marvin Katz and American History Racing.

First post Saturday is 12 noon, with the Adios to go as race 11 at approximately 4 p.m.

The blockbuster card features five Grand Circuit stakes in addition to the Adios. The line-up, with estimated purses, includes:

  • $125,000 Quinton Patterson Adioo Volo for 3-year-old filly pacers
  • $45,000 James Manderino-Arden Downs for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters
  • $58,000 Ned McCarr-Arden Downs for 3-year-old filly trotters
  • $58,000 Gov. David Lawrence-Arden Downs for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers
  • $48,000 Mary Lib Miller-Arden Downs for 2-year-old filly pacers

Here’s the Adios field in post position order with trainers and drivers:

1. Summer Travel-Andrew Harris-David Miller
2. GD Western Joe-Ron Burke-Dave Palone
3. Hitman Hill-Chris Oakes-Brett Miller
4. American History-Tony Alagna-Yannick Gingras
5. Dorsoduro Hanover-Ron Burke-Matt Kakaley
6. Done Well-Brian Brown-Tim Tetrick
7. Wes Delight-Mark Harder-Corey Callahan
8. Thinkbig Dreambig-Jimmy Takter-Jordan Stratton
9. Babes Dig Me-Tony Alagna-David Miller

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