No Mas Amor , a son of Sweet Lou, stayed in the back early as Air Force Hanover passed De Los Celos Deo when the gate launched the small field of five (American Mercury was a scratch) into action.
Air Force Hanover stayed afloat to a :26.4 quarter with De Los Celos Deo tracking him in second and race-favorite Lyons Night Hawk following in third. Air Force Hanover kept the pace going through a half in :55.3 and began to open up on the field.
Lyons Night Hawk came to the outside as three-quarters clocked in 1:22.4 with Mangogh picking up his cover. Still, Air Force Hanover rolled on easily into the stretch and seemed to be coasting to the win.
From the inside, though, No Mas Amor soared down the lane and picked off Air Force Hanover to win in 1:50.3.
Air Force Hanover held the place and Mangogh took the show spot, the first three qualifying for the final.
“The last two week his trips worked out perfectly,” said driver Matt Kakeley in the winner’s circle. “I took my chances staying on the inside and it worked out good.”
Linda Toscano trains No Mas Amor for owner Kenneth E. Jacobs. Sherri K. Meirs and David A. Meirs bred the colt who paid $21.80 to win.