CHESTER PA – Three sections of the $12,600 class for horses climbing the class ladder were the highlights as the racing week opened at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Wednesday.
The Captaintreacherous three-year-old filly Easyrunner Hanover led at every pole in taking a new mark of 1:52 in the feature section for female pacers. The winner resisted the outside bid of favored Sweet Britches, then parried the late charge of Rocket Roulette by three-quarters of a length for driver Andrew McCarthy, trainer Tony Alagna and owners Brad Grant and Steve Heimbecker while taking her third victory in her last four starts.
The other division of the top trot went to the Political Briefing gelding All Lies in a lifetime best of 1:56.4. Driver George Napolitano Jr. kept All Lies in the pocket behind fast fractions, moved to the lead in early stretch, then withstood the late bid of Nez Perce by a half-length for trainer George Leager, who is co-owner with Stephen Leager.
Thursday is “Trottin’ Thursday” at Harrah’s Philadelphia, and much of the attention will be on three divisions of a class for two-year-old trotting fillies, as they will have their final preps for the Sire Stakes and Stallion Series action at Philly on Friday, August 6. Program pages for the 14-race 12:25 card are available at https://www.phha.org/harrahspps.html.