WILKES-BARRE PA – The Bettor’s Delight mare Delishka N let favored Turnthefrownaround go to the lead in front of the stands, stalked her, then came up the Pocono Pike to catch the chalk by a neck in 1:50.3 to take the $13,000 distaff pacing feature during the Sunday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
Turenthefrownaround went past Delishka N past the :27 quarter, then put up splits of :55 and 1:23 without great pressure. Through the stretch it was apparent that a winning streak was going to two, and the streak, and the race, went to Delishka N, now a winner 31 times in an even 100 career starts. Anthony Napolitano drove the Darren Taneyhill trainee, who now has earnings of $414,588, for D’Elegance Stable IX and Carmen Iannacone.
Aggiornamento’s contemporaries gather tomorrow afternoon at Pocono for the first stakes races for two-year-olds this year, two $35,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania All-Stars series. Global Pandemic, a Cantab Hall – Nicole’s Promise colt who debuted with a 1:56 win in a Tompkins-Geers event at The Meadowlands, heads one division; the horse who finished third behind Global Pandemic in the Jersey race, Keg Stand, is the favorite in the other cut.