CHESTER PA – The Bolt The Duer gelding Imoutthedoor, a star in Iowa at two and three, is continuing his development on the East Coast at four, taking the $14,400 featured pace at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Friday afternoon while lowering his mark by almost three seconds to 1:51.1.
Tim Tetrick (whose three triumphs on the day led all drivers) hustled the 21-time career winner to the lead before the :27.4 opening quarter, then ceded the lead to the brushing favorite Meet The Creeper, who led the field through the next two splits in :56.1 and 1:23.3. It was just these two who stood a chance as they turned for home, and Imoutthedoor was full of pace after the dream journey, winning by 1¾ lengths for trainer Rob Harmon and owner Cathy Dessert.
Sunday’s feature at Harrah’s will be a $22,500 handicap distaff pace, with Majorca N, undefeated after four North American starts, assigned the outside in the field of six. After the 12:40 card Sunday, Harrah’s will be dark on Wednesday for the last time in the early part of the year, and there is a special Kentucky Derby Day card live at 12:40 on May 7. Program pages are or will be available at https://www.phha.org/harrahspps.html.