Fan Hanover and Armbro Flight eliminations contested

Fan Hanover and Armbro Flight eliminations contested

MILTON, June 8, 2024 – The finals for next Saturday’s Fan Hanover Stakes and Armbro Flight were determined Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

A pair of eliminations were required for both events, with three-year-old pacing fillies clashing in the Fan Hanover and older trotting mares meeting in the Armbro Flight.

My Girl Ej handed Geocentric just her second loss in the first $35,000 Fan Hanover split.

Driven by Dexter Dunn, My Girl Ej got the lead exiting the first turn before being covered up heading to the half. The Ron Burke trainee angled out going to three-quarters, grabbed the lead and would go the rest of the way.

Geocentric sat fourth throughout and was put down to the drive in the lane, working up at the leader, but ultimately coming up a head short in 1:50.1.

Pass Line, Flawless and Reigning Jade rounded out the top-five.

A daughter of Sweet Lou, My Girl Ej picked up her first win of the season in her second outing. She posted five wins in 13 starts last year, including a victory in the Breeders Crown.

“She was wandering a little when she got by herself,” said Dunn of My Girl Ej entering the stretch. “But then when she heard (Geocentric) coming she took off again. She's a game little filly.”

My Girl Ej is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Elizabeth Novak and Mitchell Friesen. She paid $11.20 to win.

The second Fan Hanover elimination saw Canigetalouploup ride the rail from last to a 1:51.1 upset victory for Dunn and Burke.

Its A Love Thing rallied from overland at the head of the lane and looked to have a victory in sights. However, the rail opened up for Canigetalouploup to fire through and pull off a 28-1 upset win by a length and three-quarters.

“I mean, there was a lot of speed early…we got away last, and there was lots of action,” said Dunn. “We were just sort of sitting back there, and we did a bit of ducking and diving and weaving, and she sprinted up the lane pretty good.”

Odds On Platinum, Pass And Stow and Caviart Belle completed the top-five to advance.

Canigetalouploup is now two for three this season and five for 18 overall. She’s earned over $170,000 for owners Burke Racing Stable, Lawrence Karr, Phillip Collura and Weaver Bruscemi.

A $2 win ticket on Canigetalouploup paid $59.90.

The draw for the $425,000 Fan Hanover final took place following the eliminations. Elimination winners secured a post from two to six.

1 – Its A Love Thing

2 – Pass And Stow

3 – Canigetalouploup

4 – Reigning Jade

5 – Geocentric

6 – My Girl Ej

7 – Pass Line

8 – Odds On Platinum

9 – Caviart Belle

10 - Flawless

The Armbro Flight for older trotting mares saw a pair of small field eliminations held.

M Ms Dream took care of business in the first $35,000 elimination for driver David Miller and trainer Ron Burke. The five-year-old took the top spot in the second-quarter and trotted home to a 1:52.4 score, improving to a perfect four for four this season.

Miller continued his praise for the mare post-race.

“She's pretty steady, pretty consistent. I mean, she does some pretty amazing things."

M Ms Dream is now a 29-time winner for her career with over $1.5 million in earnings for Eleven Star Stables, Frank Baldachino and Hillside Stables.

Tipsy Moni, Hp Mama B, Rose Run Yolanda and Adare Castle completed the top-five.

M Ms Dream paid $2.90 to win.

Call Me Goo moved to the lead in the second-quarter and went on to a 1:53.3 win in the second elimination. Tim Tetrick guided the Jason Skinner trainee to her third win in four starts this year.

A four-year-old daughter of Googoo Gaagaa, Call Me Goo is a 19-time carrer winner with over $500,000 earned for owners Graham Grace Stables.

Call Me Goo paid $3.60 to win.

The draw for the $233,000 Armbro Flight final took place following the eliminations.

1 – Rose Run Yolanda

2 – Tactical Mounds

3 – Chake

4 – Refined

5 – Call Me Goo

6 – M Ms Dream

7 – Adare Castle

8 – Warrawee Xenia

9 – Hp Mama B

10 – Tipsy Moni

Mark McKelvie, Woodbine Communications

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