CHESTER PA – Wild Bill Kelso was very sharp in his 2023 debut on Wednesday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia, taking the $14,400 featured trot and earning a new race mark of 1:55.3.
Scott Zeron reserved the sophomore Crazy Wow gelding off the :28.4 quarter, then moved coming off that bend to make the lead in front of the stands. Midfractions of :57.1 and 1:26 were posted with little apparent effort by the Jim Campbell trainee, and he reached the wire 3¼ lengths ahead of the closing Chezactic to raise his lifetime bankroll to $102,077 for Runthetable Stables.
Both Simon Allard and Tim Tetrick drove four winners during the Wednesday racing at Philly.
Racing resumes Thursday at 12:25, with a $14,400 featured pace for developing distaffs. There are two dynamite $20,000 Open paces Friday at 12:25, with the male division the clash of the recent titans Ruthless Hanover and South Beach Star, while Sunday’s 12:40 program will have a $20,000 Open trot plus a pair of odd-distance races: a 5/8-mile event for pacers and a 1¼-mile contest for trotters. Program pages for all Philly cards are or will be available at https://www.phha.org/harrahspps.html.