CHESTER PA – Driver Yannick Gingras won four races at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Friday afternoon, all of them with frontsteppers, including his last three starts before heading north to fulfill evening commitments at The Meadowlands.
Two of his victories came with pacers for trainer Ron Burke. The Somebeachsomewhere gelding Lifeonthebeach A fronted his field home in 1:51.3 for Burke Racing Stable LLC and Weaver Bruscemi LLC; the Yankee Cruiser gelding Ginger Tree Marty went just a tick slower in finishing first for Burke Racing Stable LLC and Weaver Bruscemi LLC, J&T Silva- Purnel & Libby, and Lawrence Karr.
Gingras’s fourth winner also came on the trot, with the Andover Hall gelding Carrick, who drew clear through the last quarter while stopping the timer in 1:54.4 for a new mark. Kevin McDermott trains Carrick for owner Joseph Zicchino.
Moon Bridge, an E L Titan sophomore colt who won $157,202 at two, posted his first win of 2020 in dominant fashion. Like Gingras’s quarter a frontstepper, Moon Bridge went down the road in :27.4, :56.3, and 1:24.2, finishing out the mile in 1:52.2, just a tick behind the divisional track record of Googoo Gaagaa. Andy Miller was behind the impressive victory for trainer Åke Svanstedt and owners Esa Lahtinen, Janne Korpe, and Jussi Hietalanti.