WILKES-BARRE PA – Although she has earnings of $160,619, Ebbies Lady has only three lifetime wins – and all of them have come at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, including the $15,000 trotting feature on Tuesday afternoon.
The sophomore daughter of Southwind Frank, trained and driven by Åke Svanstedt for Åke Svanstedt Inc. and Young Guns, yielded to Beer Cheese approaching the :27.3 quarter and was content to sit in the pocket through the :57.3 half. When horses moved outside and advanced down the backstretch, Svanstedt gave Ebbies Lady the green light, and she trotted to the lead before the 1:25.4 three-quarters, extending her margin from 1¼ lengths at that call to four lengths at the top of the stretch and ten lengths at the finish of the 1:54.4 mile despite going into a stretch headwind that intensified during the latter parts of the card.
Svanstedt was one of five drivers on the card who posted two victories, with the others being Braxten Boyd, Matt Kakaley, Anthony Napolitano, and Ridge Warren. However, Svanstedt was the only trainer on the day to harness a pair of horses who visited Victory Lane.
Pocono is now racing its basic fall schedule of Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Program pages for all Pocono races are or will be available at https://www.phha.org/downsmsppps.html.