Elimination winners Abuckabett Hanover, Water Sports Teen and Hellabalou will leave from post positions 3, 4 and 5, respectively, in the $375,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids on Saturday (July 31) at The Meadows.
Connections of the elimination winners earned the right to select their post positions, with a random draw determining that trainer Tony Alagna would choose first for Abuckabett Hanover. Jennifer Bongiorno chose next for Water Sports Teen, whose 1:48.2 victory was the fastest elimination and extended his win streak to five. Hellabalou's trainer, Eddie Dennis, selected third, with all other post positions determined by random draw.
The Adios anchors a blockbuster program that includes five other stakes: the $106,745 Quinton Patterson Adioo Volo for three-year-old filly pacers; a pair of Arden Downs Grand Circuit events for freshman pacers, and a $143,132 Pennsylvania Sires Stake and a $40,000 PA Stallion Series event, both for three-year-old filly trotters.
In addition, the Adios Day program features five pool guarantees totaling $90,000, including a $40,000 Super Hi-5 guarantee — with a mandatory payout — on the Adios.
Special post time Saturday is 12 p.m. (EDT).
Here's the Adios field with post positions, drivers (Some of these will change) and trainers:
$375,000 Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids
1. Rockyroad Hanover, Dexter Dunn, Tony Alagna
2. Lous Pearlman, Yannick Gingras, Ron Burke
3. Abuckabett Hanover, Andrew McCarthy, Tony Alagna
4. Water Sports Teen, Joe Bongiorno, Jennifer Bongiorno
5. Hellabalou, Tim Tetrick, Eddie Dennis
6. Mysweetboymax, David Miller, Sam DePinto
7. Natameri, Mike Wilder, Howard Okusko, Jr.
8. Chase H Hanover, Brian Sears, Scott Cox
9. Southwind Gendry, Yannick Gingras, Ron Burke