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Meadowlands: Inverse Hanover Dominant In Big M Feature
By Dave Little, Meadowlands Media Relations

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – It was not the smoothest of trips, but it didn't matter one bit to Inverse Hanover, who toyed with a half-dozen overmatched opponents in the Friday night feature at the Meadowlands, a $17,500 conditioned pace for fillies and mares.

The 4-year-old daughter of Somebeachsomewhere clearly benefited from her tightener over the track one week ago – a superb speed try where she was gunned down at the wire – and set sail for the lead, but with three leavers to her inside, Brett Miller had to ease off the gas just a bit before pushing down on the throttle again while parked to surge to the top at the three-eighths.

After hitting the half in :54.2, the Ed Hart trainee just kept on rolling, reaching three-quarters in 1:22.1 as longshot Best Of Jenna was towing 2-1 second choice Penpal into contention.

But Inverse Hanover still had more.

The 4-5 public choice sprinted her final quarter in :27.1 – as Penpal came up empty racing three wide into the stretch, finishing sixth – and went on to a 1¼-length score in 1:49.2, lowering her previous lifetime best by two-and-two-fifth seconds. Clear Idea was second with Keystone Riptide third.

Inverse Hanover, who paid $3.60 to win, has now won six of eight starts this year for owners Thomas Pollack and Jeffrey Cullipher. Lifetime, she's now 11-for-28 with earnings of just over $196,000.

A LITTLE MORE: Wagering on the track's signature Pick-4 bet remained strong. For a third straight program, the pool exceeded $100,000 when $113,837 was poured into the pot. ... The Early 20-Cent Jackpot Super High-Five – which had a 14-1 shot and an 18-1 chance finish 1-2 – returned $9,833.00. The jackpot paid out two tickets due to a dead heat for third... The Late 20-Cent Jackpot Super High-Five failed to result in a single-ticket winner, bloating the carryover to $211,753. ... All-source wagering on the nine-race program totaled $2,107,047. ... Racing resumes Saturday at 7:15 p.m. Defending Horse of the Year Hannelore Hanover makes her seasonal debut leaving from post 12 in the feature, the $182,500 Cutler Memorial for trotters. ... 

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