WILKES-BARRE PA – The Always B Miki filly Incaseyoudidntknow became the only sophomore pacing miss to win in all three of her Bobby Weiss preliminary action at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, overcoming the outside post six, broken equipment, and a hard uncovered journey while taking a new mark of 1:52.2.
Away fourth for driver Marcus Miller in her $17,500 section, Incaseyoudidntknow started on the limb midway between the :27 quarter and the :56.3 half, and she just kept gaining to and past the 1:23.4 three-quarters. With foes coming from every direction, Incaseyoudidntknow paced resolutely to the wire for a two length victory, with her own last half in :55.2 despite her hardships, and she remains undefeated in three 2021 starts and boosted her lifetime record to 7-for-8 for trainer Les Givens and the partnership of Jim Magno and Joe Fonte.
So Irresistible had a chance to join Incaseyoudidntknow as a Weiss prelim sweeper, but after setting the pace she was caught up the inside by 31-1 shot Shes So Sweet by a head in 1:53.2, a lifetime best. Matt Kakaley gave the daughter of Sweet Lou a perfect pocket trip and then helped her maximize her good fortune for hot trainer Eddie Dennis and owner Eric Good.
The point standings for eligibility for next Monday’s $40,000 Weiss Series Championship: Incaseyoudidntknow; So Irresistible; Carrington and Milieu Hanover (tie); Roll On Mama; Shes So Sweet; AP Blaze Of Glory; Baci Baci; and Beach Crazy. AE1 will be Atomic Fireball, and AE2 will be Indra Hanover.
In all, eleven horses posted lifetime quickest miles during Monday’s fourteen races.
The draw was held Monday for this Saturday’s $40,000 Weiss Championship for three-year-old pacing males, and highly-regarded One Eight Hundred drew post six in the field of nine. Interestingly, the other two-time prelim winners all drew outside him: Straight Talk (7), Coalition Hanover (8), and Mad Man Hill (9). There will also be two $17,500 Weiss consolations.
Tuesday’s card will feature the final preliminary action in the Bobby Weiss Series for 2021, here three $17,500 divisions of the last prelim for sophomore trotting fillies. No three-year-old was able to put together victories in the group's first two prelims; four successful fillies will attempt to add a second Weiss win to their resume before their $40,000 Championship a week from Tuesday. Program pages will be available at https://www.phha.org/downsmsppps.html.