WILKES-BARRE PA – Dribbling Bi established early command in the $15,000 trotting feature on Monday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, then kept the lead to the wire while lowering his mark to 1:56.
The sophomore Cantab Hall gelding was three-wide early as Argento to his immediate inside made the lead on the first turn, then went up in the two-path to take over the racetrack before the :27.4 quarter. Trainer/driver Jeff Gregory was able to give the favored three-year-old a breather to the half, reached in :58, then accelerated the throttle as second choice In A Tiny Way started up to challenge towards the 1:26.4 three-quarters. In A Tiny Way proceeded on gamely, but it was Argento who gave Dribbling Bi the hardest time in stretch, scoring over the potential pocket rocket by half a length, with In A Tiny Way another neck back in third. Jeff Gregory Inc. and Jesmeral Stable share ownership of the winner.
Marcus Miller had four winners on the day, two for trainer/father Erv Miller. Steve Smith guided three horses home first, all trotters, and two for trainer Karen Garland.
The Pocono racing week ends Tuesday afternoon at 1:30; program pages are available at https://www.phha.org/downsmsppps.html. The track has plans for Saturday, August 20 in high gear, as many of North America’s top horses will be coming to town for the $2 million Sun Stakes Saturday, the main features being rich stakes events for all four divisions of three-year-olds, plus an Invitational on each gait for the fastest older horses.