FINNEGANS WAKE TAKES THIRD IN THE G3 GOTHAM - ESPN
Unable to clear the field from post 12, Hansen was forced four-wide into the first turn, but moved up quickly approaching the backside to get within a half-length of King and Crusader, who would eventually carve out fractions of :23 3/5, :47 2/5 and 1:11 3/5. Hansen kept in close contact with that longshot, stalking in second a half-length behind as the field advanced around the final turn. Approaching the quarter pole, jockey Ramon Dominguez asked Hansen for run, and the charismatic gray responded readily by opening up on the field. Through the stretch, Hansen drew off by three lengths over 5-1 second choice My Adonis, with the rest of the field struggling to make any ground from far back. Hansen maintained his advantage to wire, finishing the distance in 1:43 4/5 over a track labeled good.