10/08/2016 3:39PM

Red Mile: 93-1 shocker Zane Hanover one of two stakes winners for Marcus, Erv Miller

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Derick Giwner
Zane Hanover picked a fine time to break her maiden, picking up a 1:50 4/5 mark in the process

The father and son combination of trainer Erv Miller and driver Marcus Miller won two of the four International Stallion Series splits for 2-year-old filly pacers on Saturday afternoon, including a stunning 93-1 upset with Zane Hanover in the first $64,500 flight.

Zane Hanover sat third through fractions of 27 4/5, 55 2/5, and 1:23 3/5, then rallied up the inside in the stretch to score by 2 3/4 lengths in 1:50 4/5, just three-fifths of a second off the world record.  That's The Ticket (David Miller) brushed from sixth to second in the final quarter, and Robin J (Tim Tetrick) finished in third.

"It was a pleasant surprise," said Marcus Miller.  "I always liked her early, and she's been kind of a disappointment, but today she was large."

Erv Miller trains Zane Hanover, a daughter of Somebeachsomewhere, for owners Paymaq Racing, George Golemes, and Don Van Witzenburg.  This was her first win from nine career starts, and she has now earned $43,382.  An $80,000 Standardbred Horse Sale purchase, Zane Hanover is the first foal out of the American Ideal mare Zellweger Bluechip ($116,991), a half-sister to Fashion Delight (Bettor's Delight, $1,001,753).  Zane Hanover paid $189.80 to win.

"It's just a prime example of showing what The Red Mile can do for a horse," Erv Miller said.  "We've been up there on the five-eighths racing her, not really getting her stretched out.  We got her a little stretched out last week (a third-place finish in a late closer), and she just seemed like all week she just kept getting a little better."

Someomensomewhere was the other winner for the Millers as she took the second division in 1:52 4/5.  She was a bit rough making a move from third to first past the 28 second opening quarter, but once she cleared she was strong, pulling away in the lane on her way to a 2 1/2 length decision over Rockette (Matt Kakaley).  Caviart Cherie (Andrew McCarthy) came in third.

"Just getting into gear, when I wanted to move her she wanted to go faster than I wanted her to into that wind," Marcus Miller said about the brief bobble Someomensomewhere made when moving to the lead.  "I just had to let her settle back down, and then it was cruise control from there."

Someomensomewhere, another filly by Somebeachsomewhere, is trained by Erv Miller for breeder Kdm Stables Corp. and co-owner Nick Surick Stable LLC.  Someomensomewhere is now a two-time winner from nine tries, and she has now put away $102,771.  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, the 8-5 favorite, returned $5.40 to win.

Heavily-favored Idyllic Beach (Yannick Gingras) continued her strong season in the third section with a 1:52 2/5 performance.  Idyllic Beach was positioned fourth at the 27 3/5 opening quarter, but when leader Caviart Ally (McCarthy) started jumping shadows in the stretch, Gingras made the move to the lead, touching down on the point at the 57 second half.  Idyllic Beach would go on reach three-quarters in 1:25 2/5, then sprinted home in 27 seconds to defeat Big City Betty (John Campbell) by a length and three-quarters.  World Apart (Tim Tetrick) was third.

"I wanted to race her from the back today, Gingras said.  "She's raced on the front so many times, and I thought she was much the best in here.  Andrew's filly was trying to jump shadows up the backstretch, and we weren't going anything, so I had to make the move."

Jimmy Takter trains the winner, the third for Somebeachsomewhere, for owners Christina Takter, John Fielding, Brixton Medical Inc., and Marvin Katz.  Taken out of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale for $100,000, Idyllic Beach is the first foal out of Idyllic, who earned just shy of $1.3 million in her career.  Idyllic Beach, who has now won seven times from nine starts and earned $500,132, paid $2.40 to win as the 1-5 favorite.

Roaring To Go (Brett Miller), who beat Idyllic Beach last Saturday night at The Red Mile, scored another victory in the final division behind a 1:51 1/5 performance.  She was rolled on the lead in the event, stepping off fractions of 28 3/5, 55 3/5, and 1:23 2/5.  Roaring To Go was under steady urging from Miller through the drive, but she held sway by a length and a half over Awash (Scott Zeron).  Planet Rock (Tetrick) was the third-place finisher.

"Brett's done a great job with her getting her around the half-mile tracks all year, and we thought the big track would really help her out.  I was very impressed with her today.  The second quarter in 27 flat today into the headwind, I was a little nervous.  That was a huge quarter.  Brett said she was just kind of like waiting on them; when she heard them she took off again."

Frank Chick owns Roaring To Go, a daughter of Blue Chip Farms stallion Art Major.  She now has six victories from 12 starts in her rookie campaign, and she has earned $242,636.  Roaring To Go, who was purchased for $16,000 at the Goshen Yearling Sale, is the third foal out of the Western Ideal mare Lionness Hanover, a half-sister to Lonewolf Currier (The Panderosa, $447,445) and Lookout Hanover (The Panderosa, $405,774).  She returned $3.00 to win as the 1-2 choice.