Sophomore Fillies in Sire Stakes at Pocono


August 10, 2013
Scandalous Hanover, Novascotia Hanover, and Somwherovrarainbow scored wins in their respective divisions of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The three divisions were held for 3-year-old fillies on the pace and each carried a purse of $78,224.
In the first Sire Stakes split, Scandalous Hanover (Dragon Again-Subtle Charm), the 9-2 second choice, made a huge first-over move on the back stretch and paced away from her foes in the lane for a three-length victory in a career-best 1:49:3. David Miller was in the bike for trainer Casie Coleman, as Scandalous Hanover won in what was her first Sire Stakes start of the season after recent success in condition paces at Chester. Icommandmyspirit finished second, Native Dream picked up the show, and 3-5 favorite Charisma Hanover faded to fourth after leading early, suffering her first Sire Stakes loss in four tries this season.
David Miller was at it again in the second division, guiding Novascotia Hanover (Somebeachsomewhere-Northern Sky) three-wide around the last turn for a rallying win by a length as the 4-5 favorite. Trained by Virgil Morgan Jr., Novascotia Hanover paced the mile in 1:51:1, matching a career-best as she bounced back from two near-misses in her last two stakes races. Handsoffmycupcake finished second while Carols Desire picked up the show.
Using a pocket trip and the passing lane in the stretch, Somwherovrarainbow (Somebeachsomewhere-Rainbow Blue), at even money, came on to win the final split by three-quarters of a length in 1:51:3. She now has stakes wins in her last two races and three of her last four, as Montrell Teague did the driving for trainer George Teague Jr. Aunt Caroline rallied for second while Nikki Beach faded to third.