CHESTER PA – Tim Tetrick, the leading driver at Harrah’s Philadelphia, won the most races (six) and swept the $12,600 features on a hot Wednesday afternoon at the southeast Pennsylvania riverside oval.
And not only did Tetrick take both features, but he won them by a combined 11½ lengths.
First up was the Captaintreacherous sophomore pacing filly Daffled Hanover, who moved early for command and left her closest competitor 6½ lengths behind while taking a new mark of 1:51.1. Second, third, and fourth in recent Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action, Daffled Hanover took advantage of the easier opportunity for trainer Scott Di Domenico and his Triple D Stables Inc.
The headliner trot saw Tetrick also make a pace-controlling move early with the Father Patrick gelding Pedal On Metal, who then lived up to his name by dashing clear by five lengths at the wire in 1:54.3. Now three for four on the local scene, Pedal On Metal is co-owned by trainer Anette Lorentzon with ACL Stuteri AB and Kjell Johansson.
“Timmy T” won in about every fashion: three times setting the pace, one from the pocket, once first-over, and once coming from seventh at the three-quarters.
Racing continues Thursday at 12:25, with a Hi-5 carryover of $2,722.59 going into the card’s third race. Friday’s program, starting at the same time, has racing for Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (four divisions) and Stallion Series (five divisions) two-year-old trotting males, a certain challenge for handicappers at all levels. Program pages for all races at Harrah’s Philadelphia are or will be available at https://www.phha.org/harrahspps.html.