WILKES-BARRE PA – The Real Desire mare Eclipse Me N, who still has a share of the local track record for older pacing mares, is going on strongly at the age of nine, working gradually to the lead and then coming home in :55 - :27.1 to take the $19,300 distaff pacing feature during the Sunday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
The winner had been showing solid form 100 miles south of here at Harrah’s Philly, and she was able to bring that sharpness to Pocono, with Simon Allard in his usual perch in the sulky. The winner of $394,119, trained by Lou Pena for Yves Sarrazin, D Racing Stable Inc., and Donald MacRae, visited the winners circle for the 34th times in 117 career starts.
The top-level claiming handicap trotters, going for $12,800, are again in the spotlight for the Monday afternoon card at Pocono; last week Clarion Hall ended a personal losing streak and stopped Stop Resistin’s winning streak in this event. Also, the carryover for the Rainbow Pick 5 bet will be $68,737.68. The program pages for the 12:30 program will be available at https://www.phha.org/downsmsppps.html.