WILKES-BARRE PA – With five of the nine entrants in Tuesday’s $11,200 trotting feature coming off of victories, it seemed likely that someone would emerge from the headliner at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono with a winning streak. But none of the winners last time got home first; instead, it was the My MVP mare Thisisshe who overcame a sloppy track and tough opponents to win in 1:55.
The meet’s leading driver, George Napolitano Jr., made two early moves to control the pace with Thisisshe, and despite foes coming from many directions in the lane, the mare was able to keep clear en route to the wire.
The condition sheet and the entries “dropped in the box” have created an unusual situation for the week-ending card at Pocono Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Only three classifications were used for the 14-race card – “nw 2 races,” “nw 4 races,” and “nw 8 races” – but the entrants sorted out to form eight divisions of “nw2”, four divisions of “nw4,” and two divisions of “nw8.” The two “nw 8 races” featured events, for $15,300, bring together pacers in race ten and trotters in race twelve. Program pages are available at https://www.phha.org/downsmsppps.html.