Wilkes-Barre, PA — The winners of the three $15,000 featured races at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on the Tuesday (Nov. 12) twilight card prevailed as the favorites in their respective contests.
The one with the highest winning rate lately is the Sir Lincoln pacing mare Lincoln’s Girl N, who remained undefeated in three U.S. starts while taking a new mark of 1:54.2 over a good track in rein to George Napolitano Jr., who won five races on the card. The Kiwi won by herself, taking her fourth straight race counting her final Down Under event. Trainer Josh Green co-owns the promising distaff with Richard Lombardo and David Kryway.
Napolitano came back to win the trotting feature with the Muscle Hill sophomore colt Night Hall, who used the Pocono Pike to edge by Grapple Hanover in 1:56.1, giving him victories in three of his last four. Åke Svanstedt conditions the developing 3-year-old for owner Peter Wilhelmsen.
In the feature for male pacers, A Stud Named Sam continued the recent turnaround in his fortunes by catching Bring The Thunder in 1:53.1 for driver Tyler Buter. Unraced at 2 and opening his career with 13 straight defeats, the gelded son of A Stud Named Sue has now won five of his last six starts for trainer Dirk Simpson and the Dirk Simpson Stable Inc.
During the 2019 seasonal finale on Saturday (Nov. 15), George Napolitano Jr. will be recognized for being Pocono’s top driver in terms of wins and UDR for the sixth straight season, Rich And Miserable will be acclaimed as the local Trotter of the Year, and patrons will receive a Fan Appreciation Night gift of a hooded sweatshirt as supplies and sizes last. First post is at 7 p.m.