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10-19-19, INNIT HANOVER, race 14, pp 5

Most recent race results and commentary

Thursday, 10-17-19: A TRUE ROCK STAR (5/1) finished 4th tonight. He got the first call off the gate from pp3. Driver Tyler Smith secured a good pocket trip after the give & go by the favorite at the 27.0 quarter. Riding the rail and following the favorite to be second at the top of the stretch, he tired some coming home and had to settle for 4th against this class of quality condition pacers. ROCK STAR clocked a 1:52 flat mile with a :28.4 last panel. https://youtu.be/9-wiKFKt2ug   


Saturday, 10-12-19: Well we did not race today but we were able to replace JJ TANNER by claiming INNIT HANOVER. So welcome INNIT HANOVER to the DCR squad. We attempted to replace JIGTIME JONES but didn’t have any luck. Will keep at it. 

Saturday, 10-5-19 was a wild and busy evening highlighted by a win by JIGTIME JONES! Also got to visit with some old, new, and potential DCR members.   

   - JJ TANNER (7/1) was in a lower class this week and raced pretty well from the unfamiliar inside pp 1. Tyler pulled him out before the half to take the lead. The favorite caught him at the top of the stretch and blew by. TANNER finished in a 4-horse pack and was scored 5th. He was claimed. https://youtu.be/LIc1AKWC0qI

   - A TRUE ROCK STAR went off 9/2 in race 9 from pp4, got a terrible trip and finished at the back, 9th. He left alertly, 2nd at the qtr pole, but pulled out 1st up for a grinding outside trip against these top claimers. The overland route proved too much and he was done by the last panel. The good news is that he wasn’t claimed. This is a talented horse who will get ‘em next time! https://youtu.be/i5dys8tmf8s

   - JIGTIME JONES found the winner’s circle tonight and set a new lifetime mark of 1:51.1! Driver Tyler Smith garnered a pocket trip from pp4 following the favorite off the gate. After a hot 1:21.3 3rd qtr, he popped the pocket and easily out-paced the field down the stretch for the win. As expected he was claimed. https://youtu.be/vAth0HoUV9g

The last week of September saw some changes: As much as we wanted to find the key to GET ROCKIN, it never happened. So we cut him loose and wish his new owner the best. On Saturday, 9-28-19, we finally had some luck in the claiming box and were able to get JIGTIME JONES  back in the DCR stable! Excited about that. For this coming Saturday, all 3 racehorses we entered got in and drew well; grateful for that!. Note: we've moved JJ TANNER down in class; talented but not consistent. "See ya at the track!" 


Monday, 9-23-19: GET ROCKIN (5/1) had a tough trip but garnered a 4th place check in this low level claiming race. Brett Miller guided him off the gate cautiously from pp7 and managed to a 3rd up spot in the outside flow. While  a tight 3rd at the top of the stretch he could only hang on for 4th.   https://youtu.be/Hnjn4M9EHZ8 


Saturday, 9-21-19 at Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway was a pretty good night overall. Racing wise the DCR competitors scored a 6th, a 5th, and a 2nd. But to make the evening even better we renewed some acquaintances with local members and even signed up a new member. A good time was had by all.

Race 6 saw JJ TANNER perform a little better and garnish a 6th place finish. He made a 3-wide move on the back stretch and still gaining at the wire and pacing the mile in a very respectable 1:52.4. Will try him again in this same class this Friday and hope for an inside post.      https://youtu.be/EFq8YnF2o0I    

Our latest addition, A TRUE ROCK STAR raced strong against a very tough field (race 11) finishing 5th in 1:51.3; the race went in 1:50.3! This horse is a quality competitor that we like a lot.  https://youtu.be/X-qkO_uwhv8    

And finally, race 12 provided the 2nd place finish for the team as JIGTIME JONES took it to them in 1:51.4 just 1 length behind the winner. Very happy with his performance from pp 6. Of course the downside is that he was claimed away; but that’s ok because he earned a nice check and our confidence in him.  https://youtu.be/zxZLdtHW5-8    

Saturday, 9-14-19: JIGTIME JONES put in a good performance from the 9 hole finishing 6th against top claimers in race #11. Satisfied with his effort and the race in his first start for us. He paced in 1:53.0 and, despite the trip, had good kick at the end just missing the 5th place check. https://youtu.be/IiuX48Xy1Mk 

To top off the evening, we were successful in claiming A TRUE ROCK STAR. Both of these guys are racing next Saturday, 21st.


Summer Racing Results


Saturday, 8-31-19: A much better showing for these two this weekend. We had dropped both down a class and both were claimed away as expected. 

· SUPER PAC HANOVER raced well and finished 4th. Slow off the gate as usual, he was 6th at the quarter. SUPER PAC was 2nd up on the outside drawing to within 2 lengths of the leader as he was forced to go 3 wide in the final turn. He powered home to be a tight 4th only 3 lengths back at the line. His mile was in 1:53.2 with a :28.3 last qtr. Nice performance. OK that SUPER PAC was claimed away. He earned 9 checks in his 12 starts for us; only 1 win and 2-3rd’s. Best of luck to his new connections. https://youtu.be/NjJRqCt5zZ8

· VINOVIO put in a heck a race finishing 2nd; missed the win by just a neck in a 3 horse photo finish. VINOVIO got off the gate quickly from pp7 to grab the lead early. He settled back into the pocket for the trip. It was a 3-way dual down the stretch to the wire where the photo showed him inches behind the winner. All 3 horses posted a 1:52.4 mile. Happy with his results. VINOVIO has been very productive for us; best of luck to his new connections. https://youtu.be/xJrN_amAd2A 

Thursday 8-29-19: GET ROCKIN finished 5th from the 7 hole.  Pretty much the same story as last week. No road trouble this time; just a tough trip from the back.


Monday, 8-26-19: JJ TANNER earned a 5th place finish from pp 7 at Northfield tonight. He got away 5th on the outside after a wide turn one. Marching forward well without cover he made it up to 3rd for the middle half of the race. As they entered the last turn he began to tire from the tough trip and was outpaced in the stretch. Will take the small check.


Saturday, 8-24-19: Well the evening did not turn out the way we wanted or needed. 

 -  WONDER BULL made his first start for us from the 9 hole in race 1. Apparently we didn’t have his hobbles to his liking and he spent the first part of the race as if “out for a Saturday night gallop”. Finished 9th. Of the 9 horses in the race, 5 of them were claimed; including WONDER BULL! Back to the drawing board.

· VINOVIO put in a valiant effort in race 6 but finished 7th against a very tough field of top claimers. He was up front early and held up well to the top of the stretch where he was 3rd only 2 lengths off the leader. He was out-powered in the stretch but beaten by only 4-1/2 lengths. He put in a very respectable mile of 1:52.0. Strong effort but no check.  


 -SUPER PAC HANOVER earned the only check of the night, albeit a 5thplace. With the 6 hole in this 8 horse field, he took a seat at the back. At the half he started a forward march that required a 3-wide route around the last turn. He delivered his usual strong last quarter but only good enough for 5th tonight.  https://youtu.be/AUogG4Sz-GA  


Thursday, 8-22-19: GET ROCKIN finished 6th. He had pp7 and driver Aaron Merriman tonight at Scioto. He raced pretty well with plenty of pace and steered well. However, in the middle of the second turn the horse right in front of ROCKIN made a break; quick reaction and experienced hands of the driver avoided a wreck. ROCKIN almost went down and of course lost all momentum. He did recover and was strong in the stretch; just too far back to get up for a check. He came off the track a bit sore. No racing luck this week. Drew the 7 hole again for next week.


Saturday, 8-10-19: SUPER PAC HANOVER didn’t earn a check tonight; finished a disappointing 7th. He was 6th off the gate from pp 4 with driver Trevor Smith. First quarter was a quick 26.1; SUPER PAC is not quick off the gate. So he had to go to the outside early making for a tough trip. He closed to within 3 by the ¾ mark but didn’t have his usual last quarter speed. Tough one. https://youtu.be/nCRiOBh4YkE


Thursday, 8-8-19: VINOVIO (9/5) raced awesome finishing 2nd to the 4/5 favorite by less than a length. He flashed early speed for driver Brett Miller who managed a good pocket trip. Helped by some soft fractions, VINOVIO was still strong in the stretch battle but just couldn’t quite catch the leader. Pretty happy with his effort and performance in his 1:54.1 mile and 28.0 second last quarter. https://youtu.be/aIf9puPpO3Q

Thursday, 8-8-19: GET ROCKIN drew one of the amateur drivers (Pro-Am night for charity). He didn’t get along too with his unfamiliar driver; he broke a head-pole before the race; and he finished 8th. Will be back next Thursday…..and have the 8 hole. Need some old fashion “racing luck”!


Tuesday, 8-6-19: JJ TANNER earned a 4th place check this afternoon at 85/1. He had pp3 in race 8 at SCD and with a driver change to Cam McCown. TANNER left the gate alertly and took a seat at the rail 4th in the quick 26.3 first quarter. He went first up at the half and made it up to the leader’s wheel at the ¾ pole. His stretch drive was good (for him);  he was beaten by just under 3 lengths in this 1:55.1 mile. Definitely an improved performance.

Saturday, 8-3-19: SUPER PAC HANOVER finished 5th  tonight against a strong field of 20 claimers. He had pp 3 and driver Tyler Smith who raced him from the back as usual. He had to go 3 wide going into the final turn but made up a lot of ground turning for home only 3 back. He was strong in the stretch again and got up to be in the Show photo but missed out by a head. He went in 1:53.1 with a 28.2 lq. Would have liked to have been on the board but will settle for the 5th  place check. https://youtu.be/37JLSsqBzlk 

Thursday, 8-1-19: A great effort from VINOVIO and drive by Aaron Merriman this week netted a 4th place finish from outside pp8. He went off 7/2 again; left quickly from the outside post gaining a seat in the pocket in a “quick” 26.1 opening panel. He went the trip nose-to-helmet with the leader; the outside flow caught them as they turned for the stretch. VINOVIO used the passing lane to get by the leader but the outside horses had enough momentum to pull ahead by the wire. Beaten by 2 lengths; but happy with his 1:53.0 performance from that outside post. VINOVIO is getting back on his game! https://youtu.be/lgW1U4PCbb0

Thursday, 7-25-19: VINOVIO (7/2) scored just a small 6th place check this evening. He was up against a pretty strong field and got a pretty tough trip. Getting away 4th from pp3, driver Aaron Merriman had to take him 1st up at the half to avoid being shuffled all the way to the back. The grueling outside trip wore him down; didn’t have it for the blistering last quarter this group posted. A respectable showing but still disappointed. https://youtu.be/5CXN_T0Eycc  (He is in same class next Thursday but drew the 8 hole.)

Thursday, 7-25-19: GET ROCKIN (5/2) put in his best performance yet for us, finishing 2nd despite being up in class. Driven by Dan Noble from pp2 he got an early seat at the rail 4th. By the half ROCKIN was out and rolling, got to the front and crossed over to take the lead. He was challenged in the final turn and beaten down the stretch by the favorite who had the passing lane. Pretty happy with GET ROCKIN’s performance and effort today. https://youtu.be/mKO4hj8Ku3U (Entered in same class for next week but he drew AE.) 


Thursday, 7-18-19: JJ TANNER (3/1) didn’t earn a check. He got away well from pp2 and “took command” with the lead at the quarter in 26.3. By the ¾ mark he had slipped out of gear and was going backwards like he had run out of air. Had him scoped: found he had bled which explains this trip and maybe last week’s. 

Tuesday, 7-16-19: GET ROCKIN managed to scrape out a 5th place check this afternoon. Leaving from pp1 he got away 3rd and was pretty much boxed in there for the whole trip. He held his own in the stretch drive; very tight at the wire between 3rd, 4th, and 5th place. Was hoping for a better finish but we’ll take the 5th

Saturday, 7-13-19: SUPER PAC HANOVER (44/1)  - despite being up in class and getting no respect from the public, SUPER PAC HANOVER was strong at the end again and finished a very respectable 3rd. Driver Josh Sutton guided him from pp 6 and raced from the back as is his liking. He went 3rd up and had to follow 3-wide cover but continued to advance steadily. Fourth in the final turn SUPER PAC HANOVER paced home in a quick 28.4 for a 1:52.2 mile. Happy with the 3rd place finish. https://youtu.be/hyOh9WL0IFI

Thursday, 7-11-19: VINOVIO finished 2nd in a dead heat. With driver Chris Page, VINOVIO did all the work up front leading the whole race. He was outpaced by the favorite in the stretch and beaten by just over a length. Satisfied with his performance in this 1:52.0 mile.

Tuesday, 7-9-19: GET ROCKIN (9/2) raced in a lower claiming class this afternoon and scored a 4th place finish. Starting from the second tier (pp10) again, he got off to a slow start and went to the outside early but still had traffic problems. ROCKIN had to go 3 wide before the last turn and was able to get up for fourth. Back in same class next week.

Tuesday, 7-9-19: JJ TANNER (9/1) did not want to race in the stretch and finished 8th in an otherwise promising trip. Even with pp 7 he got away well in 4th and flushed cover before the half to be 2nd up. TANNER was within a nose of the leader at the top of the stretch but as soon as he was challenged on the outside he seemed to drop anchor. Yet another frustrating performance. 

Saturday, 7-6-19: SUPER PAC HANOVER’S race looked almost like a repeat from last week. He finished 4th  again, but this week he had the 8 hole and driver Brett Miller wisely raced him from the back. Over 8 lengths back at the ¾ pole he made a 3 wide move off the final turn and really had the afterburners glowing to garner a 27.3 second last quarter! Missed being third by just a nose; it’s a game of inches and luck sometimes. He was better this week; mile went in 1:51.3, his time was 1:52.3 with that awesome close down the stretch. We’ll take the 4th and hope to draw better next week.

Monday, 7-1-19: Not sure what to think about VINOVIO’S 6th place finish at Northfield tonight. Yes he had the 2nd tier 9 hole but I would have liked to see him get away better than 5th. He road the rail to the half then went 2nd up and had to look 3 wide in the final turn. Tough trip. Racing luck I guess. Can drop down in class now. Mile went in 1:52.4; VINOVIO in 1:53.2.


Saturday, 6-29-19: JJ TANNER had post 7 again and squeezed out a tiny check for his 6th place finish. Driver Shawn Barker II took it safe off the gate and was able to come 2nd up making decent progress despite the quick fractions. Going 3 wide on the final turn he got to within striking distance at the top of the stretch; but the outside trip took its toll. Happy that he hung on for 6th, I guess. 

Saturday, 6-29-19: SUPER PAC HANOVER was 4th at Scioto tonight. Starting from pp4 with driver Trevor Smith, SUPER PAC seemed to actually back away from the gate at the start; he settled in next to last at the quarter. From there a tough trip on the outside resulted in slow progress toward the front getting to within 3 lengths of the leader at the top of the stretch. He powered home hard posting a 28.2 last quarter to be just 2 lengths behind the winner at the wire to finish 4th. A better start could have made a world of difference in his result.

 Saturday, 6-29-19: JJ TANNER had post 7 again and squeezed out a tiny check for his 6thplace finish. Driver Shawn Barker II took it safe off the gate and was able to come 2nd up making decent progress despite the quick fractions. Going 3 wide on the final turn he got to within striking distance at the top of the stretch; but the outside trip took its toll. Happy that he hung on for 6th, I guess. 

Saturday, 6-29-19: SUPER PAC HANOVER was 4th at Scioto tonight. Starting from pp4 with driver Trevor Smith, SUPER PAC seemed to actually back away from the gate at the start; he settled in next to last at the quarter. From there a tough trip on the outside resulted in slow progress toward the front getting to within 3 lengths of the leader at the top of the stretch. He powered home hard posting a 28.2 last quarter to be just 2 lengths behind the winner at the wire to finish 4th. A better start could have made a world of difference in his result.


Monday, 6-24-19: JJ TANNER (7/1) had another difficult Northfield trip from pp7 and finished outside the money. He got off the gate quickly but went wide in the turn and was hung out. He powered up on the outside to nearly catch the leader. But by the ¾ mark he tired and drifted back quickly to finish 7th. The mile went in 1:53.4 on a sloppy track.  https://youtu.be/AYhV6PQUNz4 

Saturday, 6-22-19 at Scioto didn’t produce the results we needed:

· VINOVIO raced really well. Was beaten by just over a length but that was only good enough for 6th. Amazing finish; you could throw a blanket over half the field at the wire! Happy with his performance; not so much the tiny check.

· SUPER PAC HANOVER raced much better this week but still ended up 6th. He got a good trip with driver Jeremy Smith and was third at the top of the stretch where he was just outpaced to the line in this 1:52.3 mile. Will get them next week.

-GET ROCKIN finished 8th again. Starting from the second tier, pp 10, the horse in front of him made a break at the gate forcing a very slow start for GET ROCKIN. He never really recovered and looked a bit rough in the turns. Think we need to write this one off and keep working on this guy.   

Tuesday, 6-18-19: JJ TANNER got a great trip and put in an excellent effort to finish 2nd this afternoon at Scioto. Alert off the gate and with a good move by driver Josh Sutton to secure the pocket at the 26.4 quarter, he stayed with the leader and went by him down the passing lane. He was overtaken in the stretch by the favorite who had the outside momentum. Happy with TANNER’S performance and result. Pointing toward Northfield for his next start next Monday.

Saturday, 6-15-19: GET ROCKIN finished 8th after a lack luster effort from pp 6 in this 1:53.3 claiming race. Working on some minor issues and back in at Scioto next Saturday. Will get him figured out.

Saturday, 6-15-19: SUPER PAC HANOVER (22/1) looked good the first half but failed to deliver at the end and finished 6th. He left the gate strong from pp 6 and secured the pocket by the quick 26.2 first quarter. By the ¾ mark he was beginning to fade. Driver Tyler Smith said “when it was time to go, he just pinned his ears and quit”. It was another fast mile, 1:51.1; SPC will have to get his head in the game to compete at this level. He is in-to-go this coming Saturday with a slight drop in class.

Tuesday, 6-11-19: ADIOS MAN had to settle for a 5th  place finish this afternoon at Scioto. He got away 4th then went “first-up” on the outside at the half to challenge the leader. They battled to the top of the stretch and on to the wire. The MAN was passed just before the line and beaten in a tight pack for 3rd & 4th. He raced fine; will be back in this same class next week. https://youtu.be/w5ZU4Tz_Zrc


Monday, 6-10-19: VINOVIO finishes a close 3rd tonight at Northfield. With pp2 and driver Hunter Myers, VINOVIO (3/1) fired off the gate for the early lead and set some hot fractions: 26.4, 28.0, 28.2. He staved off a challenge from the favorite and turned first at the top of the stretch. The #3 horse had the outside momentum and beat him to the wire by less than a length. A photo for place showed he just missed being 2nd by a head. VINOVIO raced great in this 1:53.2 mile; happy with his performance. https://youtu.be/c38DPu_Sgkc

Saturday, 6-8-19: GET ROCKIN netted a 6th place result in race 12 at Scioto tonight. Up in class in his first start off the claim and his win last week, he went off the favorite; GET ROCKIN was slow off the gate but powered toward the front on the outside as they passed the half. He made a 3-wide move at the ¾ mark but suddenly faded. His recover was too late finishing well back in 1:54.1. Need to figure this guy out; will be back next Saturday.

Saturday, 6-8-19: SUPER PAC HANOVER, finished 5th  tonight. SPC was off his game; he got away poorly and had a tough “rambling” trip. By the last turn he seemed to get his act together and clocked a 29.2 lq for his 1:52.4 mile.  This $20,000 claiming class had some pretty good horses and went in 1:51.3. So we’ll take the small check, re-group and be back.

Thurdsay, 6-6-19: JJ TANNER finished 7th. He had post 8 and seemed to get away poorly. He made a bold 3rd-over move at the half but still never got involved. Can't say he had a respectable performance this week; pretty disappointed.


Tuesday, 6-4-19: ADIOS MAN, fresh off his win last Monday, raced really well again and finished 2nd. He missed another win by literally inches at the wire! Going off the 8/5 favorite from pp1 in race 6, he was clearly the “one to beat”. He and driver Josh Sutton had the race their way; but the 5 horse came from the far outside down the stretch and got up to take the wire in the photo finish by just barely a nose. Strong performance by the MAN in his 10th start for us; will be moving up in class. https://youtu.be/yYytNJCWRj8

Monday, 6-3-19: VINOVIO finished 6th tonight at Northfield. Going off the favorite, from pp3, and a week off, we were expecting a different result. VINOVIO fired off the gate taking the lead and then yielding to the pocket in the :27.2 opening panel. He had a good pocket trip but begun to gap a little at the ¾ mile mark. Fourth thru the final turn he didn’t have that extra kick needed to battle the leaders in the stretch tonight. So he raced ok but not good enough for a check. https://youtu.be/llWB69qI7F4

 Monday, 5-27-19: After winning just 4 days ago, SUPER PAC HANOVER (7/5 favorite) brought home his 2nd check in less than a week with a strong 3rd place finish. With pp2 and driver Tyler Smith, he eased away from the gate getting away with a 5th place seat at the rail in the hot opening panel (26.2). He went first over in front of the grandstands and marched on to the front. A fast 27.2 3rd quarter (1:22.3) meant he had to “re-rally” in the final turn. He was coming hard at the wire but it was only good enough for third. The mile went in 1:51.3; SUPER PAC HANOVER’S time was 1:52.0 compared to his 1:53.0 win the other day. Happy with his performance.  https://youtu.be/cdLEHERTaV4   

Monday, 5-27-19: JJ TANNER was in race 5 with pp7 at Scioto this afternoon and turned in a respectable 3rdplace finish.  He got away 6ththen was 2nd up using his cover to make up ground and set up for a 3-wide move in the final turn. Two lengths back at the top of the stretch, he could not catch our old buddy WATERSIDE CHAMP (winner) and lost the call in the photo for 2nd. OK with this 3rd place finish; he can come back next week in this same class.    https://youtu.be/hecVd0kO4mo

Monday, 5-27-19: ADIOS MAN scores his first win for the DCR team! Leaving the gate in the center of the track, ADIOS MAN (9/5 favorite) challenged early for the lead and secured it in the 27.3 first panel. From there he and driver Josh Sutton were in command and gradually stretched out their lead to winby nearly 4 lengths in 1:53.4. Not an exciting race, but we’ll take it. AMhas been better each outing and clearly showed it today. https://youtu.be/hm6QosqOK7s