07/24/2017 7:31PM

Plainridge: Field drawn for $250,000 Spirit of Massachusetts Trot

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Derick Giwner
Hannelore Hanover drew post one for the Spirit of Massachusetts.

An all-star cast of the best aged trotters in North America declared for the $250,000 Spirit of Massachusetts Trot on Monday morning (July 24) and when the draw was completed a stellar field of nine, which includes four millionaires, has been set for the biggest harness race in the history of Massachusetts; the Spirit of Massachusetts Trot that will be held on Friday (July 28).

Headlining the field are 2016 Dan Patch Trotting Mare of the Year Hannelore Hanover, 2016 Dan Patch Aged Trotting Horse of the Year Obrigado, 2015 Dan Patch Aged Trotting Horse of the Year JL Cruze, 2015 O’Brien Aged Trotting Horse of the Year Resolve and the recently red hot Crazy Wow.

Ron Burke will start Hannelore Hanover, who comes into this race fresh off a dominating lifetime best performance of 1:50 3/5 at the Meadowlands, as an uncoupled entry with stablemate Crazy Wow who just equaled his lifetime best in a qualifying race at the Meadowlands on Saturday (July 22).

Also in the race are multi-millionaire Resolve, who raced in Europe this year in the Elitlopp finishing third to Timoko before returning to stateside stake action, and Obrigado, who has performed well in the Charlie Hill and the Cleveland Trotting Classic but has been narrowly defeated in his four starts so far this year.

The full field is listed below. The estimated post time for the ninth race is 6:40 p.m.

1 Hannelore Hanover (1:50.3, $1,585,823)

2 Crazy Wow (1:51.1, $1,865,064)

3 JL Cruze (1:49.4, $964,628)

4 Wind Of The North (1:51, $794,618)

5 Cufflink Hanover (1:51.1, $530,017)

6 Resolve (1:50.4, $2,373,504)

7 Maestro Blue Chip (1:51.3, $366,538)

8 Obrigado (1:50.3, $1,715,109)

9 Trolley (1:51.4, $245,924) 

--edited release (Tim Bojarski for Plainridge Park)