WILKES-BARRE PA – The classy mare P L Notsonice controlled the pace in Monday afternoon’s $12,500 featured trot at Pocono Downs at Mohegan Pennsylvania, drawing clear late to stop the timer in 1:53.
Dagon Hanover was quickest away from the gate, with Marcus Miller (top driver on the day with three successes) keeping the victorious daughter of Kadabra close early, then moving to the lead just past the :28.1. A stretch tailwind helped her to reach the halfway point in :56, and she then went on to the three-quarters in 1:24.3 with only Dagon Hanover staying close. The pair stayed 1-2 to the wire, with P L Notsonice winning by a margin of 3½ lengths while taking her earnings to $342,416; Steven Brabrook conditions the winner for Elite Harness Racing LLC.
The racing week closes out Tuesday afternoon at Pocono at 1 p.m., with three $15,500 divisions of the top-level claiming handicap trotters set to go. Racing resumes then on Saturday at 1 p.m., with Sunday’s 6 p.m. card featuring the “glamour division,” the three-year-old pacing colts, in Pennsylvania All-Stars action. Program pages for all Pocono races are or will be available at https://www.phha.org/downsmsppps.html.