06/04/2016 4:07PM

The Meadows: Another Daily Copy, Adrian Hanover win Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions

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Chris Gooden
Another Daily Copy got up after a pocket trip to win his Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division Saturday at The Meadows

A pair of $81,055 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers were staged on Saturday afternoon at The Meadows, and they saw Another Daily Copy upset heavy favorite Check Six in the first split while Adrian Hanover won as expected at odds of 3-5 in the other test.

Check Six (Yannick Gingras) was up to grab the lead at the 26 3/5 opening quarter, and although he got to the half in just 55 1/5, he was sternly challenged by Western Fame (Dave Palone) up the backstretch, forcing a fast three-quarter clocking of 1:21 4/5.

In the stretch, Another Daily Copy (Tony Hall) angled to the outside from the pocket, and although Check Six fought hard, he couldn't hold on, as Another Daily Copy prevailed by a neck in 1:50.  JK Will Power (Dave Miller) finished third.

"He showed on paper he had a lot of gate speed, so I just used it to my advantage," said Hall.  "I was hoping to land anywhere.  I really didn't think I'd land in the two-hole, which was a bonus.  It worked out good. 

"He was on the left line a little bit, so I figured my best bet, if I had the option, was to go to the outside so I didn't have to try to fight him inside.  I went with the gut instinct there.

"My colt felt really strong.  I had a lot of confidence when I got him out."

Nicholas Devita trains Another Daily Copy, a Somebeachsomewhere colt, for owner/breeder Carl Sackheim of New York City.  This was his third career victory, and he has now earned $111,614.  Sent off at odds of 20-1, Another Daily Copy returned $43.20 to win.

In the other section, Western Dynasty (Tim Tetrick) hit the opening quarter in 26 2/5, but Adrian Hanover (Dave Palone) rolled first-over out of third and took control before the 55 second half.

Big Top Hanover (Gingras) came first-over from fourth and battled with Adrian Hanover to the 1:22 1/5 three-quarters, but Adrian Hanover kept him at bay and then opened back up through the stretch, reporting home almost four lengths to the good in 1:49 4/5.  Big Top Hanover held second ahead of Manhattan Beach (Matt Kakaley).

Adrian Hanover, another colt by Somebeachsomewhere, is trained by Chris Oakes for owner John Craig of Ontario.  He scored his fourth win, and he has now banked $92,341.  He returned $3.20.