The $642,000 Fan Hanover Stakes is the distaff counterpart to the North America Cup, with a field of ten 3-year-old pacing fillies. 6-1 Romantic Moment led first time by but 4-5 favorite American Jewel soon took over, setting fractions of 26 2/5, 55, and 1:21 3/5 with Romantic Moment stalking her 1 3/4 lengths behind. Entering the stretch, the pair continued their procession, as American Jewel held off Romantic Moment by a length, getting the victory in a new world record time of 1:48 2/5. It was another 2 lengths back to late-running 5-1 Big McDeal third.
Winning driver Tim Tetrick said, "She did a lot of work tonight; she was right on the front and worked hard to get there. She's just an awesome filly, my favourite, and she can carry her speed a long, long way. I wanted to have the four hole because she likes to be able to float out of there and get positioned. She's such a high-speed filly that you don't want her locked in. I wanted to give her every chance possible to win tonight."
Results chart Race 9