CHESTER PA – Skyway Bebop and Bang Bang Boinga were the winners of the twin $15,300 trotting features during the Thursday afternoon card at Harrah’s Philadelphia.
Skyway Bebop had the faster victory, with the Guccio mare recording her fifth win in her last six starts with a 1:55.1. Tony Morgan sent the Tim Crissman trainee right to the lead, then weathered a spirited attack from the first-over Big Bad Swan in a good stretch duel, with Skyway Bebop proving a head more photogenic for Niss Allen Inc.
The other co-feature went to the Explosive Matter gelding Bang Bang Boinga, who put up a loud “bang-bang”/”boom-boom” stretch battle with Boom Boom Bay (also by Explosive Matter) before holding that one off by a neck in 1:56.1, the clocking just a fifth off his lifetime best which he has turned in at three, four, and now five. Todd McCarthy guided the wire-to-wire winner for trainer Joseph Poliseno and owner Ellie Sarama.