CHESTER PA – Lindy The Great showed himself in the class of any of the FFA male trotters going right now as he raced to an easy 1:52.1 victory in the $16,200 handicap feature at Harrah’s Philadelphia Thursday afternoon.
Starting from the outside post seven, favored Lindy The Great outrushed everybody to early command, but soon was joined by close second choice Scirocco Rob nearing the :27.3 quarter. Driver Andy Miller let that rival go to the lead only to retake before the :56.2 half, and the victorious son of Crazed took it from there, hitting the three-quarters in 1:24.2 before drawing clear of Scirocco Rob by 3½ lengths.
Manchego also featured in the other big storyline of the day, the 1:51.4 mile trotted 20 minutes earlier by the Airzoom Lindy mare Morairtime, which missed by only a tick the Philly record for older trotting mares, set by – Manchego, in this year’s Maxie Lee. Here Jack Parker Jr. sent the fleet mare right to command and reeled off splits of :27, :55.2, and 1:23.1 in winning effortlessly for trainer Carol Jamieson-Parker and owner James Moore III. She boosted her bankroll to $266,131 with the impressive victory.
The popular “nw 3 races” class that has often been in the spotlight at Philly recently will have three $12,600 divisions on the Friday card. These races are very competitive – there is a 1:49.4 winner in her last start (Northern Storm), a New York Sire Stakes champion from 2020 (Steel) and 2021 Sire Stakes winners from New Jersey (Material Girl) and Pennsylvania (Literl Lad Hanover) scattered throughout the top events. Post time is 12:25 p.m.; program pages are available at https://www.phha.org/harrahspps.html.