WILKES-BARRE PA – The Kadabra gelding Buzz, a gem of recent consistency with four wins and three seconds in his last seven starts, won an easy winner in the $12,500 fast-class featured trot at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Tuesday afternoon.
The winner of his division of the Game Of Claims Series earlier this spring, Buzz was entered for the optional $20,000 claiming tag, and he won in probably the only way he knows – on the front end. Fractions of :27.3, :56.3, and 1:25.2 under Jim Pantaleano’s handling were more than too much for his opposition to handle, and he finished out his 1:54.2 mile 3¾ lengths to the good of Dylan The Great. Since being reclaimed on April 19 by trainer Joe Skowyra and owner Rocco Stebbins, Buzz has won two straight while taking his lifetime earnings to $432,674.
Racing resumes at Pocono on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., with uniformity of high-class contests throughout the card. On Sunday, top three-year-old pacing colts will come together in three $30,000 divisions of their Pennsylvania All-Stars action. Program pages will be available at https://www.phha.org/downsmsppps.html.