WILKES-BARRE PA – The $15,300 twin features at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Tuesday afternoon were won by the pacer Horse and the trotter King Alphonso, one in a tight fight and one in a romp.
Horse, likely named for the cartoon character Dudley Do-Right’s trusty steed as the sidewheeler was bred in Canadian Mounties territory, has come east and done well for himself, with three wins and a second in seven starts, including this victory in 1:51, a lifetime mark. Tyler Buter rallied the Vertical Horizon gelding from just off fractions of :26.4, :55.2 and 1:22.3 to take the stretch lead, then kept him rolling to defeat the late inside thrust of Pocono Pike shooter Tru Lou by a head. Bucky Angle conditions the talented pacer for William Daggett Jr. and Lawrence Vukovic.
George Napolitano Jr. and Tyler Buter both guided three horses home first on the day.
Racing at Pocono resumes Saturday, with talented Open trotters gathering for a $22,500 contest; the Rainbow Pick 5 carryover pool will be at $73,225.67 going into this card. The program pages for the 12:30 program will be available at https://www.phha.org/downsmsppps.html.