10/29/2016 9:03PM

Breeders Crown: Someomensomewhere sweats out a photo, but gets her Crown

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Nikki Sherman
Someomensomewhere (#6) just held off Agent Q (#10) in the Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Pace

Someomensomewhere gave driver Marcus Miller his first Breeders Crown champion when she narrowly defeated Agent Q in the $600,000 final for 2-year-old pacing fillies.

Miller got Someomensomewhere away quickly from post six to grab the early lead, but she was overhauled by Idyllic Beach (Yannick Gingras) past the 26 4/5 opening quarter.  As soon as Idyllic Beach cleared, heavy favorite Roaring To Go (Brett Miller) moved out of third in search of the front, and she would easily obtain it.

Roaring To Go got away with a soft middle-half of just 55 and 1:24, and didn't face any pressure from first-over to boot.  She opened up a pair of lengths turning for home, but it was clear at the eighth pole that she was coming back to the field, with Idyllic Beach closing from the pocket and Someomensomewhere to her outside.  Idyllic Beach passed Roaring To Go first, but couldn't see it out as Someomensomewhere and Agent Q (David  Miller) were both out-finishing her.  Someomensomewhere and Agent Q hit the wire together, and after a lengthy look at the photo, it was determined that Someomensomewhere had won the race by a nose in 1:51 2/5.  Idyllic Beach finished a neck back third, and Roaring To Go had to settle for fourth.  That's The Ticket (Tim Tetrick) checked in fifth.

"It worked out, maybe not exactly as I'd hoped, but about as good as it could, I think, the way everybody drew, and she was really, really sharp tonight," said Marcus Miller.  "We (David Miller and Marcus Miller) decided by the time we waited on the photo for what felt like 30 minutes, we'd be okay with a dead heat as long as they gave us both a trophy.  It hasn't sunk in yet, it's unbelievable."

Someomensomewhere, a filly by Somebeachsomewhere, is trained by Erv Miller for breeder Kdm Stables Corp. and co-owner Nick Surick Stable LLC.  Someomensomewhere is now a three-time winner from 11 tries, and she has now put away $407,771.  Someomensomewhere, who was purchased for $120,000 at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, is the first foal out of Omen Hanover (Western Hanover, $$1,086,809).  Someomensomewhere, sent off at 17-1, returned $36.00 to win.

"I never want to sweat a photo like that again in my life," joked Surick, who trained the dam during her career.