It's becoming routine.
Beach Towel easily won his division of the Hanover Colt Stakes at Rosecroft last night to remain undefeated in four starts as a 3-year-old. All of Beach Towel's victories this year have been at Rosecroft.
At the start of the race, trainer-driver Ray Remmen casually moved Beach Towel out from the outside eight post and tucked in fourth position as the 3-year-old pacers raced by the stands for the first time.
Just past the half, Remmen put the star of his stable in gear and glided home in 1:54 1/5 on a sloppy track. Oscarsson took second, 10 1/4 lengths back.
"He had instantaneous response when I asked him to go three wide in the backstretch," said Remmen.
Beach Towel went off as the 1 to 10 favorite and attracted large show wagers from two patrons.
One fan bet $40,000 and another risked $10,000 to show on the highly-rated Beach Towel. They received a nickel on the dollar for their investment.
Beach Towel's next start is expected to be in the Terrapin Stakes at Rosecroft in two weeks.
Earlier on the card, Kiev Hanover easily handled seven other 3-year-olds to win the first division of the Hanover in 1:56 2/5. Driven by Donald Dancer, Kiev Hanover rushed by the early leaders at the half mile mark and then eased home to a 3 3/4 lengths victory over A'Nutter Butter and Bill Popfinger.