CHESTER PA – Itzalldowntoluck N and Extrilla Hanover were victorious in the $11,200 divisions of the featured pace on Friday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia.
Itzalldowntoluck N made every pole a winning one in the division of the headliner for males, having little trouble in mastering his foes in the 1:53.2 mile. The five-year-old son of Auckland Reactor N, driven by Simon Allard for Philly’s top trainer Kelvin “Red” Harrison and Curtin ANZ Stables, was making only his eighth lifetime start, but half of them have wound up in victory.
In the $10,000 top pace for fast-class older horses, Trojan Banner N would not let anybody get by him in a 1:53 mile. Tim Tetrick, who led all drivers on today’s card with three, was behind the son of Bettor’s Delight as he won his third straight start for trainer Jim King Jr. and owner/wife Jo Ann Looney-King.
Disturbia proved aptly-named when he circled his field from last in the last quarter to pay $132.20 to win, the first big-figure payoff at the top of the ticket during the meet. Andrew McCarthy, the meet’s winningest driver, guided the son of Rock N Roll Heaven for trainer Trevor Stafford and owner Jody Cahall.
Sunday’s card, which begins at 12:40 p.m., is topped by a $14,400 pace for the older fast-class horses; the field of six has an average lifetime mark of 1:50, and that time could be threatened under dry and slightly warmer conditions. Program pages for the card will be available at https://www.phha.org/harrahspps.html.