The co-featured $11,200 trots at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Tuesday afternoon both resulted in 1:53.4 clockings, so we will defer to seniority in listing the winners’ accomplishments.
Fourteen-year-old TSM Photo Bugger made the lead, yielded for the pocket to sit behind a hot pace (:28, :56, 1:24), then came out in the stretch to catch odds-on pacesetter Macmorris Hanover by a neck. It was the 61st career victory for the S Js Photo gelding, a winner of $868,681, who was driven by Fern Paquet, Jr. for trainer Karen Fread and owner Theodore Tomson.
In the other section, Kevin Wallis was able to keep the Donato Hanover gelding Just Maybe The One’s mind to business, and the trotter responded with a three-length victory over favoured Blenheim after leading at every call. Tee Wine conditions the fast-but-flighty diamond gaiter for the family’s Wine Stable.
A pair of $15,300 featured events on the Tuesday 12:30 card will find Katkin Morgan going for his third straight win as the favourite in the trot and Stellar BB looking to take a fifth win in six starts on the pacing side.
When racing comes back on Saturday at 12:30, there will be the four $253,000 Championship events for Pennsylvania Sire Stakes three-year-olds, plus Hambletonian winner Captain Corey, the 2020 divisional champ, racing in his consolation event.
(PHHA / Pocono)