WILKES-BARRE PA – Pure Silky took early control from the pole in the $17,000 featured distaff pace Sunday afternoon at Pocono Downs at Mohegan Pennsylvania, and after establishing the lineup she was not threatened in a 1:52.1 victory.
Anthony Napolitano gave no thought to surrendering to anybody at any point of the mile with the Tellitlikeitis mare, and the mare backed up his confident tactics, beating pocketsetter Southwind Java by four lengths. Pure Silky notched her third straight win, including during both weeks of the early meet here, and she now has earnings of $100,845 for trainer Lance Hudson and owner William Hartt.
The victory in the feature for “ANap” was one of three on the day, tying him with Matt Kakaley for the day’s honors. Kakaley, leading driver here last year, has twelve victories in the first four cards of the 2023 meet at Pocono, while Anthony Napolitano is second with eight driving triumphs.
With the move to March, Pocono will add a third day of racing to its schedule, with 1 p.m. racing Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, with each day this coming week also hosting inaugural round action in the popular Game Of Claims Series. Program pages for all Pocono races are or will be available at https://www.phha.org/downsmsppps.html.