MILTON, September 25, 2021 – In a game of catch-me-if-you-can, Inaminute Hanover wired a field of seven to post a 13-1 upset in the $157,975 Simcoe Stakes, Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
It was a key tidbit of information provided to driver Louis-Phillipe Roy prior to the race that proved most valuable.
“Bob [McClure] told me before the race, if he’s not involved it’s hard to get his attention,” said Roy in the Winbak Winner’s Circle after his three-and-a-quarter length victory. “Being behind the car, on the gate, I think it’s the best spot to get well positioned. After that, we just waited to see how the race would go. He just felt so strong that I was happy to let him do his job and have fun.”
The newly paired combination was involved early and often, setting fractions of :27.1, :56, and 1:24.1, before trotting home in a lifetime mark 1:52.4 for owner Determination Stable.
Trained by Luc Blais, the three-year-old gelding son of, Bar Hopping, now boasts lifetime earnings of $142,313.