WILKES-BARRE PA – They were three-wide to the quarter in the $21,500 trotting feature Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and they were three-wide the length of the stretch as well, with the Kadabra four-year-old gelding Say You Do taking his fifth straight victory in 1:52.2.
The three involved early were railsitter Scirooco Rob, Very Very Fast between horses, and favored Winning Shadow three-wide in a :27 opener, with the last-named circling to the front past Scirocco Rob nearing the 3/8, going on to the half in :55.2. Very Very Fast, who backed off to tuck at the quarter, made a second move raw at the 5/8, with Say You Do moving to follow the cover, and the front ones hit the three-quarters in 1:23.4.
Say You Do, who had won three straight at The Meadowlands before winning a Tioga start prior to his Pocono invasion, has used this streak to run his 2019 tally to 8-for-10 for trainer Todd Buter and Oldfield Racing LLC.
“Team T. Buter” then completed a sweep of the featured trots on the card when the Tyler-driven, Todd-trained Muscle Massive gelding Two AM caught favored Mississippi Storm late in 1:52.4. Two AM overcame the outside post eight with a sharp start, yielded in front of the stands to Mississippi Storm, then came back outside after that one in the lane and went on to a half length triumph. The winner of $411,605 has now won four of his last five at the mountain oval for Buter Farm Inc., Lynette Buter, and William and Carol Fuhs.