(NEW KENT, VA) — Vertigo Hanover broke into the win column after four straight “in the money” finishes by scoring a methodical victory Saturday in a three-quarter mile pacing feature at Colonial Downs.
The 6 year old The Panderosa gelding left from post four and was initially sandwiched between Grab The Fortune and Forever Happy at the first panel. Driver Chuck Perry settled Vertigo Hanover into the pocket entering the turn, then stayed in that position through mid-stretch when he came out to challenge and pass Forever Happy.
Vertigo Hanover crossed in 1:22 2/5, tying two others for the fastest short distance time of the fall meet. Owner/trainer Henry Lewis’s pacer finished three-quarters of a length better than fast closing Grab The Fortune and Forever Happy.
Heading into Saturday’s race, Vertigo Hanover had three seconds and one third while racing amidst some of the tougher conditions Racing Secretary Craig Andow had carded. Vertigo earned his 18th career win while his bankroll soared to the $305,000 level.
Colonial Downs will host a ten race card on Saturday at 1:00 PM