Wilkes-Barre, PA — Fastest of the 2-year-olds learning their early lessons at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Wednesday morning (July 1) was the Art Major–Brownsville Bomber pacing colt Frazzleberry, who posted a clocking of 1:57.
Chuck Connor Jr. had Frazzleberry in last early, but the freshman responded when asked for speed, to win for trainer Janice Connor and the partnership of Joseph Betro, Ian Behar, and Kristie Leigh Farm Inc.
An intriguing winner during the morning session was Derailed Hanover, a daughter of Cantab Hall out of the notable mare D Train, the dam of champion racehorse and sire Donato Hanover. The $150,000 yearling let nothing get in her way in the 1:59.4 victory, heading straight for the lead and snapping home in :29.1 for driver Mark MacDonald, trainer Paul Kelley, and the ownership of Paul Kelley Racing Stable, Hall of Famer James Simpson, and Thomas Pontone.
Driver Tyler Buter took the other three freshman trots, with Mister Boinga, an altered son of Bar Hopping–Boinga, in 2:02.3 and with the Credit Winner–Jesse’s Con gelding Credit Con in 1:59.3; he also was successful with the Credit Winner-Mischief Lady filly Shady Shenanigans in 2:03.