Wilkes-Barre, PA — Krentler Hanover and Bag O Chips won their respective $15,000 co-featured trots on the Tuesday (Oct. 8) twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, both in photo finishes after using the Pocono Pike as the path to victory.
The faster of the two winners was the Crazed gelding Krentler Hanover, who lowered his lifetime best to 1:55 for trainer Bruce Clarke and owner Anthony Cangialosi. Marcus Miller used the rail well to defend the pocket behind pacesetting Fire’n Woodshed before catching that one by a head.
The Sierra Kosmos mare Bag O Chips raced in the two-hole behind Pilgrims Lass, then had enough late trot to win by a neck over tough first-over challenger Allthefixins in 1:56. Eric Carlson handled driving duties behind Bag O Chips for trainer Bucky Angle and owners Howard and Joshua Kaufman.
The World Of Rocknroll mare Clarebear was three-wide well past a fast quarter in pursuit of the lead in the $14,000 co-featured pace for mares, but once on the front she held on to her advantage to the wire for a 1:52.1 victory. Eric Carlson kept the winner of $290,208 alive to the line to post a three-quarter-length win over pocket rival Truth And Liberty for trainer Michael Russo and the Cavalli Veloci Stable LLC.
George Napolitano Jr. had a driving double on Tuesday night, bringing his career total to 9,992. Napolitano now heads down the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike for three days of competition at Harrah’s Philadelphia.