Abuckabett Hanover takes Mohawk Gold Cup – New Image Media.
June 17, 2023, by Chris Lomon, Woodbine Communications
Milton, ON — Abuckabett Hanover, in rein to Andy McCarthy, took the top prize in the C$100,000 Mohawk Gold Cup, a race that saw a two-horse spill early in the homestretch.
Abuckabett Hanover, who was an impressive winner in his first start back as a 5-year-old in late May, sat fifth through early opening fractions set by Billy Clyde, who took his rivals through an opening quarter reached in :26.2, followed by Wheels On Fire, Linedrive Hanover and Whichwaytothebeach. Billy Clyde continued to call the shots through a half in :54.3 but found himself under pressure to his outside by Linedrive Hanover around the turn for home.
Billy Clyde went off stride in early stretch, starting a chain reaction that affected Whichwaytothebeach and Wheels on Fire, causing their respective drivers, Travis Cullen and Doug McNair, to be unseated from their respective pacers.
Abuckabett Hanover, trained by Andrew Harris, went on to post a 1-3/4-length score in a career best 1:47.2. Tattoo Artist was second, Linedrive Hanover was third, and Captain Kirk finished fourth.
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