CHESTER PA – George Napolitano Jr. guided four horses to victory at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon, including one on each gait among the four $12,600 featured events.
On the trot, Napolitano sent the Father Patrick sophomore filly Sister Christina to the lead, then was able to withstand a strong closing burst by Givem The Goo by a head in 1:55.4, a new mark. Jim Campbell trains the winner for Coyote Wynd Farms.
The other division of the features for male sidewheelers also went to a three-year-old altered son of Always B Miki, as pacesetter Mikibytheseaside got passed by Louie The Looper going to the far turn, yet stayed on the bit and came back to catch that rival by a half-length in 1:52.2. Simon Allard did the driving for trainer Ron Burke and the ownership of Burke Racing Stable LLC and Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Joseph Critelli, and William Switala.
The Art Major three-year-old filly Major Houlihan sat in the pocket behind Waterboard most of the way in the feature for distaff pacers, then outkicked her late to win by a length in 1:54.1. Marcus Miller drove the sophomore, now with two wins and two seconds in her last four starts, for trainer/owner Jeffrey Webster.
Two $14,400 events for “n/w 5 races lifetime” are the features on the “Trottin’ Thursday” card at Harrah’s Philadelphia; fast-class performers will have two $11,200 divisions on the program. Post time is 12:25 p.m.; program pages are available at https://www.phha.org/harrahspps.html.