05/26/2009 11:00PM

Hadavision finishes fast to take Ohio Valley


Hadavision ran down loose-on-the-lead Overandabeauty in deep stretch to capture the $75,000 Ohio Valley Handicap on Tuesday night at Mountaineer Racetrack.

Overandabeauty, winless in 10 starts since beating maidens as a 2-year-old at Belmont Park in September 2007, looked home free when she opened up a three-length lead with an eighth of a mile remaining in the six-furlong Ohio Valley. But Hadavision, who had been last of seven early, rallied strongly under Willie Martinez to get up by a half-length in the final few jumps before the wire, completing the distance in 1:12.28.

Overandabeauty held second, 4 1/4 lengths in front of Pay the Man. Southern Yankee finished last as the 9-5 favorite.

Hadavision, claimed by trainer Daniel Smithwick on behalf of Run to Win Stable for $40,000 on April 19, has now been first and second in her first two starts for her new connections, both in stakes at Mountaineer. Overall, she has won 6 of 17.