Chester, PA – The Bar Hopping trotting sophomore colt Arnold N Dicky was the most impressive winner during the Friday afternoon (Oct. 8) card at Harrah’s Philadelphia, taking his gait’s division of the twin $14,400 feature races in 1:53.1.
Still the divisional co-world record holder by virtue of his 1:54h mile at Delaware (OH) last year, Arnold N Dicky made the lead just past the :27.3 first quarter for driver Victor Kirby, then went on to very fast fractions of :56 and 1:24.1. Boom City, who had hung the winner to the quarter, gave game chase from the pocket, but came up a length shy behind the winner of $196,983, who is owned by trainer Chuck Sylvester in partnership with Amy Stoltzfus and Linda Goldman.
The other co-feature was programmed for pacing distaffs, and it was taken by Dream Chaser, who came in from Lexington and won at first asking in 1:53 on the engine, with a back half of :55.3 for driver George Napolitano Jr. (who tied with Montrell Teague with most driving successes on the day with three) in defeating Wicked Ways by a quarter length . Tony Alagna trains the winning 3-year-old daughter of Captaintreacherous, who had been up against the likes of Blue Diamond Eyes at The Red Mile, for Brittany Farms LLC.
The Sunday (Oct. 10) card at Harrah’s Philadelphia features a $16,200 pace where Let It Ride N, one of the early-season stars of 2021, continues on the comeback trail and is installed the early 5-2 favorite. Program pages for the 12:25 card are available at https://www.phha.org/harrahspps.html.