The horse creating the blindswitch was the unheralded Barimah A, who went three-wide at the 11/16 and continuously gained ground after the wild pace. Somewhere In L A and Mach It So continued their inside-outside fight for supremacy and Barimah A kept gaining in the three-deep path, forcing the blocked Sunfire Blue Chip to dip inside and then go to the Pocono Pike.
That looked like the winning move for a couple of seconds midstretch, but “Sunfire” showed the effects of being parked past a 25.4 quarter on an off track for the lead, and the gallant Barimah A sustained his gain to put up a head advantage at the wire in 1:50 in the off going; Somewhere In L A, parked 3/8 in the wild numbers to get the front, was another length back in third.
An altered son of Bettor’s Delight patiently handled by driver Pat Berry and owned by Brian Carsey, John Mcgill, and Adam Friedland, Barimah A recently moved under the shedrow of Scott Di Domenico and certainly has taken well to his new surroundings, winning 4 of 5 races and $60,250 of his current $204,505 lifetime money total. Saturday’s 1:50 clocking, taken in the race honoring the late longtime area harness writer, equaled the lifetime mark he had posted in taking the Pocono feature last Saturday.