CHESTER PA – A trio of $12,600 conditioned events were the top contests offered on the Friday afternoon card at Harrah’s Philadelphia.
In the race for trotters, Sarah Svanstedt remained undefeated after three 2022 sulky starts by guiding the Muscle Hill sophomore colt Edenonthehill to victory in 1:58. Edenonthehill left sharply to take command, was unhurried in early fractions of :29.3 and 1:00.3, passed the three-quarters in 1:29.4 under pressure, and then disposed of that pressure with a :28.1 final quarter. The promising three-year-old is trained by Sarah’s husband Åke and is owned by Åke Svanstedt Inc. and S R F Stable.
Fulsome got his first victory in nearly 23 months when he paced a 1:52.4 mile in the pacing males headliner. The Betting Line gelding was hustled away by driver Troy Beyer to sit in the pocket behind Make My Deo, who laid down fractions of :27.2, :56.4, and 1:24. Beyer had the four-year-old out and moving on the far turn, went past the leader, then withstood an inside move by Its Showtime by three-quarters of a length. Fulsome is trained by Joseph Eisenhower Sr. and owned by Spencer Goldin.
In the distaff pacing division of the tri-features, Sake Bomb put her head down early and would not let anybody go by her, taking a new mark of 1:53.3. Driver Andy Miller got the sophomore daughter of Betting Line in front after seating all early opposition by the :27.2 quarter, then rated the half to :57.2. First-over pressure was turned away by the 1:24.4 three-quarters, and Sake Bomb was home comfortably for trainer Ed Gannon Jr. and the ownership of Zippett Racing Stable, Joseph Di Scala Jr., and Evan Katz.
The racing week ends on Sunday with a tough field of eight set to contest $16,200 in the featured pace. Harrah’s Philly is currently racing on a four-day-a-week schedule, with Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday cards at 12:25 and Sunday’s program commencing at 12:40. Program pages are or will be available at https://www.phha.org/harrahspps.html.