10/01/2017 5:19PM

Red Mile: Filibuster Hanover, Caviart Ally back up Jug Week victories with Bluegrass tallies

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Nigel Soult
Filibuster Hanover forges his way by Huntsville in the Bluegrass marquee match-up

Little Brown Jug winner Filibuster Hanover and Jugette heroine Caviart Ally were among the winners in Bluegrass Stakes events for 3-year-old pacers of both sexes on Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile.

4-5 favorite Boogie Shuffle (David Miller) moved from second to first beyond the 26 4/5 first quarter in the $73,400 opener for pacing colts, and he would go on to hit the half in 54 2/5 and the three-quarters in 1:22 3/5, with Miso Fast (Matt Kakaley) moving first-over and Mike's Z Tam (Pat Lachance) riding the cover.

In the stretch Boogie Shuffle, Miso Fast, and Mike's Z Tam battled three-wide, with Mike's Z Tam coming on widest of all to win by a head in a life's-best 1:49 2/5.  Miso Fast was the runner-up, and he was followed by Boogie Shuffle.

Lachance also trains and co-owns the victorious Bettor's Delight gelding with partners Z Tam Stables LLC., M And M Harness Racing LLC., and Royal Flush Stable LLC.  This was his eighth career win, and he has now earned $153,656.  He paid $27.60 to win as a 12-1 offering.

Filibuster Hanover (Yannick Gingras), coming off that two-heat win in the Little Brown Jug, faced off with Meadowlands Pace champion Huntsville (Tim Tetrick) in the second colt contest, and the former would defeat the latter in a 1:48 4/5 lifetime-best mile.  Huntsville led through fractions of 27 2/5, 54 3/5, and 1:22 with Filibuster Hanover riding the pocket, and they would battle tooth-and-nail through the lane, with Filibuster Hanover up to claim a neck victory.  Ocean Colony (Mark MacDonald) collected third.

Ron Burke trains the victorious Somebeachsomewhere gelding for the ownership group of Burke Racing Stable LLC., Joe Di Scala Jr., J And T Silva Stables LLC., and Weaver Bruscemi LLC.  This was Filibuster Hanover's fourth win of his sophomore campaign, his sixth career victory, and he has $669,958 in career earnings.  He was sent off at 7-5 and returned $4.80 to win.

Art Scene (Scott Zeron) delivered as the 3-5 choice in the final section for colts.  He held the lead at the 27 3/5 first quarter, the 55 2/5 half, and the 1:23 1/5 three-quarters, then out-kicked pocket-sitter Blood Line (MacDonald) to win by three-parts of a length in 1:49 4/5.  Mac's Jackpot (Aaron Merriman) was third.

An American Ideal colt, Art Scene is trained by Tony Alagna for co-owner/breeder Brittany Farms and co-owners Alagna Racing LLC., In The Gym Partners, and Americam Art Stable.  Winless in one start last year, he has four victories from 15 tries in 2017, and he has put away $291,327 lifetime.  He paid $3.20 to win.

Filly pacers kicked off the day's proceedings, and it would be public choice Tequila Monday (David Miller) taking a 1:51 1/5 win in her $88,250 test.  She made a move from third to first going to the 56 3/5 half, and after a 1:24 4/5 three-quarters, she sprinted home in 26 2/5 to keep a cone-skimming Ella Christina (Tetrick) at bay by a neck.  Rosemary Rose (Gingras) finished third after a first-over try against the eventual winner on the final bend.Nigel SoultCaviart Ally remained razor-sharp

Chris Oakes trains Tequila Monday, an American Ideal filly, for owners Northfork Racing Stable and Chuck Pompey.  She has eight victories this year, 12 career triumphs, and she has banked $530,023.  The 3-5 favorite, Tequila Monday paid $3.40 to win.

Pennsylvania Sire Stakes and Jugette champ Caviart Ally (Andrew McCarthy) made it three straight stakes wins with a 1:51 performance in the other $89,520 filly event.  She got away third, then made a first-over move to the top just past the 55 2/5 half.  After a 1:24 three-quarters, she closed the door with a 27 second final kicker, winning by 3 1/2 lengths over V String (Tetrick).  Magic Forces (Marcus Miller) was the third-place finisher.

Caviart Ally is a daughter of Bettor's Delight trained by Noel Daley for owner Caviart Farms. She is now an eight-time winner in her life, and she boosted her bankroll to $629,625.  Caviart Ally paid $2.20 to win as the 1-9 public choice.