WILKES-BARRE PA – Pacer Frazzleberry and trotter Hall It In both took the major honors in their respective $15,000 featured events on Monday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
Frazzleberry has now won four of his last six starts, and two of his three outings since being acquired by owner Eric Prevost and trainer Darren Taneyhill, with a 1:52 triumph. The son of Art Major made two early speed moves in fractions of :27.1, :56, and 1:24.3, then came home in :27.4 to be 5¼ lengths clear at the wire for driver Matt Kakaley.
Hall It In, a son of Cantab Hall, entered into the care of John Butenschoen upon shipping from The Meadows and promptly made every pole a winning one in a 1:57 mile. Marcus Miller, who topped the local colony with four victories on Monday, got easy fractions, then sprinted home in :28.2 to win by a half length over potential pocket rocket By A Hoff Hanover for the partnership of War Horse Stables and Bay Pond Racing Stable.
The racing week closes out on Tuesday with a 1:30 card; on Tuesday, they will also post the scratches and driver changes for this Saturday’s $2,242,500 Sun Stakes Saturday extravaganza. Tuesday’s program pages are available at https://www.phha.org/downsmsppps.html ; Saturday’s program for the Sun Stakes card will be posted, perhaps as early as mid-Tuesday afternoon, at the same spot.