WILKES-BARRE, PA — With Lather Up breaking stride around the first turn and placed towards the back of the pack, Shnitzledosomethin swept past pacesetter Hayden Hanover heading to three-quarters and maintained control from Grand Teton closing and a recovering Lather Up to take the final of three $25,000 Breeders Crown eliminations for three-year-old colt and gelding pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Stay Hungry took the lead with Hayden Hanover between horses and Lather Up carried three wide attempting to clear the lead around the turn. Lather Up broke stride heading to a :26.3 opening quarter and got back on gait into the stretch, positioned fifth while Hayden Hanover brushed to the lead.
Shnitzledosomethin launched his first-over move heading to a :55.2 half. As Hayden Hanover faltered towards the inside, the Dylan Davis-trained colt by Fred And Ginger darted to the lead with Done Well chasing first over and Lather Up second over to a 1:22.3 third-quarter. Shnitzledosomethin, slowing into the stretch, held a wide enough margin to best Grand Teton, sweeping from last to finish second, and Lather Up, from second over, in third.
Returning $81.00 to win, Shnitzledosomethin won his third race in 15 starts this season and his ninth in 28 overall, earning $536,087. The Aaron Dale Stutzman-bred colt from the Sand Shooter mare Summer N Sand races for owners Bfj Stable, Thomas Lazzaro, Edwin Gold and Abraham Basen and had David Miller in the bike.