Churita left aggressively to control the early fractions of :27.1 and :56.1 while the rest of the field sorted out early position. Hannelore Hanover began her long, first-over grind approaching the final turn and she was able to reach the leader’s wheel at three-quarter clocking in 1:25.1. Churita appeared strong on the front, but Hannelore Hanover wasn’t finished. Using a :28.2 final quarter, Hannelore Hanover coasted to the wire under a hand drive from Macomber Jr.
“She’s been so green all season,” Jamie Macomber, Ron Burke’s assistant trainer, noted after the win. “She’s just figuring everything out and really learning how to race. She loves her job and tonight she really showed up.”
Hannelore Hanover recorded her eighth seasonal victory from 18 outings. The daughter of Swan For All-High Sobriety sent her lifetime earnings to $305,574 for owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, W. W. Haas Jr., and Frank Baldachino.