WILKES-BARRE PA – The Kadabra gelding Magical Journey enjoyed a journey from New York City to the Pocono mountains, winning the $11,000 featured trot in 1:55.1 on Monday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
Tom Jackson had the winner of $285,296 away fastest of all, yielded the lead to favored Willie B Worthy just past the :28 quarter, then retook command before a :56.4 half. No one could make much of an impression except the pacesetter and the pocketsitter to and past a 1:25.3 three-quarters, and the favorite’s stretch comeback came up 1¼ lengths shy. Deborah Daguet trains the winner for the ownership of D Racing Stable Inc. and Earl Hill Jr.
Tyler Buter, a solid third in the Pocono driving standings behind Matt Kakaley and George Napolitano Jr., topped the sulky colony with four winners during the afternoon program.
The racing week concludes with a Tuesday card at 1:30 p.m. Program pages are available at https://www.phha.org/downsmsppps.html.