AUSTRALIAN-BORN reinsman Andrew McCarthy has continued his amazing week.
Fresh from capturing Saturday’s Hambletonian with the fantastic filly Ramona Hill, McCarthy continued his roll at The Meadows yesterday when he swept a $205,032 Pennsylvania Sires’ Stake for two-year-old trotters.
McCarthy again enjoyed his success with fillies, this time piloting Flawless Country and Anoka Hanover to glory.
Flawless Country had a straight forward path to the winners’ circle in the event known as the Delmonica Hanover, zipping to the point from post four and easily turning back the first-over You Ato Dream to down her by a length in a career-best 1:55.
Gimme Shelter finished third.
“Her connections told me she drives like a car, and she did,” McCarthy said. “I think she’ll go a long way.
“She has very good manners and high speed. I had to tell her what to do a little bit, but she responded and got the job done.”
Ake Svanstedt part owns and trains Flawless County for Wolfgang A Stable and Borje Nasstrom.
Anoka Hanover’s journey was more circuitous — at least for the opening panel, when Pub Crawl looped her and left her parked out.
“I really like this one,” McCarthy said. “She still has a lot to learn, but she’s very powerful and has a great gait and a willing attitude.
“I was hoping I could sink into a spot and maybe come first over with her, but it didn’t work out that way. But she’s a very strong filly.”
The daughter of Donato Hanover finally crossed over at the three-eighths and had little trouble from there, scoring in 1:55.
Pub Crawl was three-and-a-half lengths away second, while DD’s Diamond earned show.
Noel Daley conditions Anoka Hanover, which he part owns with L.A. Express Stable and Caviart Farms.
- EVAN PATTAK