06/18/2016 6:40PM

Mohawk: Hannelore Hanover dominates, matches world mark in Armbro Flight

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Ron Burke and Yannick Gingras might not have Mission Brief right now, but Hannelore Hanover is making a name for herself

Hannelore Hanover tied Mistery Woman's world record for a 4-year-old mare trotter on a mile track when she won Saturday evening's C$267,000 Armbro Flight at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:51 flat.

Driven by Yannick Gingras, Hannelore Hanover cleared Stormont Kate (Trevor Henry) just before the 27 2/5 opening quarter.  She would then go on to reach the half in 56 seconds and the three-quarters in 1:24 1/5.

Hannelore Hanover began to pull clear as the field turned for home, and she would continue to open up with every stride through the stretch, reporting home with a 6 1/2 length victory over Shake It Cerry (Dave Miller).  Rules Of The Road (Corey Callahan) finished in third, Stormont Kate held fourth, and Missys Ga Ga  (Sylvain Filion) completed the top five.

"I knew she could go like that last week.  She was totally wrapped up," said Gingras.  "I knew she had a couple big miles in her, that's for sure.  She's fresh, and she's never been racing against the top, top horses, so she was always within herself.  It was a scary mile tonight, but she still had more.

"I wouldn't put this mare quite yet in Mission Brief's category, but she's definitely a great replacement, I can tell you that.  To hop on a mare like this, it's a lot of fun."

Ron Burke trains Hannelore Hanover, a 4-year-old daughter of Swan For All, for owners Burke Racing Stable LLC., Weaver Bruscemi LLC., and Frank Baldachino of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  This was her 16th win from 29 starts, and she has now earned C$551,574.  Sent off at 1-9, Hannelore Hanover paid $2.20 to win.