WILKES-BARRE PA – Two-year-olds were in the spotlight during the Tuesday afternoon card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with four freshmen looking to have bright prospects after capturing their first purse starts.
The faster of two events for pacing colts was the JK Endofanera – Nashville Blues colt JK Objection, who stopped the timer in 1:54.1. Andrew McCarthy made his move after early contention, got the lead near the half, then posted successive :28.1 fractions home to win nicely for driver Andrew McCarthy, trainer Nancy Takter, and the 3 Brothers Stables.
Also overcoming the outermost post draw was the Somebeachsomewhere – Lindy’s Nightmare pacing filly Lindy At The Beach, who tucked third early, brushed to challenge entering the far turn, and drove off to win handily in 1:55.4 for driver Scott Zeron, trainer Domenico Cecere, and Lindy Farms of Connecticut.
Yet another sharp baby who was stuck behind the 8-ball at the post shake, the Swan For All – Cheetah Hall trotting filly Swift Swanda, was able to overcome her adverse starting fortune to win her debut in 1:58, coming her personal back half in :56.3 in edging out Callas by a nose. Marcus Miller was in charge for trainer/father Erv Miller and the ownership of Anthony Lombardi and Kales Company LLC.