MILTON, July 31, 2018 – Trainer Tony Alagna and driver Brett Miller teamed up to sweep Tuesday’s opening round of the Whenuwishuponastar Series with a pair of Captaintreacherous fillies.
A group of 17 two-year-old pacing fillies were split into two $14,000 divisions.
Tall Drink Hanover converted off a two-hole trip to break her maiden and win the first division in 1:53.2. The daughter of Captaintreacherous shot home in :26.1 to defeat Beautyonthebeach by half a length.
Abuelita Hanover and Beach Bar finished third and fourth, respectively.
A $35,000 Harrisburg yearling purchase, Tall Drink Hanover shipped in off a pair of third-place finishes in the Kindergarten Series at The Meadowlands. She is owned by Alagna Racing LLC, Marvin Katz and Riverview Racing LLC.
Tall Drink Hanover paid $7.60 to win.
Key West unleashed a stunning :25.4 last-quarter to win the second division in 1:52.4 for Alagna and Miller.
The daughter of Captaintreacherous swept up to the lead on the first turn and dictated the tempo, posting fractions of :27.4, :58.3 and 1:27.
Prescient Beauty, who entered Tuesday’s contest two for two, shot out of the two-hole just before three-quarters to set up a final-quarter spring.
Key West briefly surrendered the lead, but reclaimed in the final-eighth with her powerful strides and the help of a drifting Prescient Beauty to win by a little less than two-lengths.
Deb finished third, while Tarryn A Strip was fourth.
Key West was a $130,000 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale purchase. The daughter of Captaintreacherous already has a mark of 1:51.1 and is now two for three for owners Brittany Farms and Brad Grant.
A $2 win ticket on Key West returned $2.50.
Live racing resumes Thursday at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7:30 p.m.