WILKES-BARRE PA – Share The Wealth made an early move to the lead, and then he was in control the rest of the way to score handily in 1:55.1 in the $15,000 featured trot Monday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
Driver Braxten Boyd reserved the son of Muscle Hill off a 28.1 first quarter set by Tranquility K, then brushed him to command and posted midsplits of :58.1 and 1:26.3. By A Hoff Hanover came up uncovered and got to about even with the pocketsitting Tranquility K, but both were left behind in the lane as Share The Wealth won by 3¾ lengths over Tranquility K, with By A Hoff Hanover another half length behind. Hunter Oaks trains the winner for Elite Harness Racing LLC.
Two races later, the Deweycheatumnhowe sophomore colt Weather Vanes lit up the board, paying $116.40 while winning his event in a new mark of 1:57.4. Kasper Foget made two moves with the sophomore and he went on gamely to the wire for trainer Per Engblom and Winning Key Inc.
Thos racing week closes Tuesday with a 1:30 p.m.; when racing resumes on Saturday, it will be the last of the four-card-a-week main seasonal schedule, with the $320,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series Championships on the Labor Day Monday card. Program pages for all Pocono races are or will be available at https://www.phha.org/downsmsppps.html.