WILKES-BARRE PA – Shecandance N went right out to the early lead in the $11,200 distaff pacing feature during the Sunday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, backed off the half, then blitzed home to be a safe winner in 1:52.3.
Anthony Napolitano got the daughter of A Rocknroll Dance away swiftly at the start, with Juxta Cowgirl and Georgie Martin N filling the two spots behind her to the :27.4 opener. With no pressure coming, Shecandance N got to back off the half to :57.3, and from there he flashed home in :55 to score by 1 1/4 lengths over Georgie Martin N, who caught Juxta Cowgirl for top minor honors. Jose Godinez trains the Kiwi import, winner 13 times in but 49 career starts and an earner of $142,533, for Bukers Stable and Godinez Racing Stable LLC.
Perennial leading driver George Napolitano Jr. won four more times here on Sunday, giving him ten triumphs in the first two days of the local racing week.
The two-year-olds make their first pari-mutuel appearance of 2021 at The Downs on Monday; there will be four races for the babies, one for each grouping of sex and gait. Program pages for Monday’s card at Pocono, which begins at 12:30 p.m., are available at https://www.phha.org/downsmsppps.html.