Chester, PA — The sensational Australian import None Bettor A goes for his ninth consecutive victory on Sunday afternoon (July 14) at Harrah’s Philadelphia as the 9-5 morning line favorite in a $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series contest for fast-class open pacers.
None Bettor A, an altered son of Bettor’s Delight trained by Jennifer Bongiorno for owners Joe P Racing and Oldford Racing, opened his U.S. account with a pair of good thirds, then has been untouchable since his win streak started on April 27. During that time, he has won his only two starts in this series, and he equaled the all-time track record at Cleveland’s Northfield Park with a 1:49 victory in the Battle of Lake Erie over the half-mile oval. Jen Bongiorno’s brother Joe is down to drive None Bettor A as the pair begins from post two in Sunday’s seven-horse field.
The last time the open pacers were in Philadelphia for this series, Keep On Rocking A and Our Max Phactor N were a nose apart at the wire, and they again figure to be in the thick of the action this Sunday. Keep On Rocking A, who closed from eighth at the stretch call to win that race, his second after a brief layoff, will begin from post four for trainer Chris Scicluna and driver Pat Berry, while Our Max Phactor N, who had to go first-over in that contest and almost hung on, will begin from post five for trainer Andrew Harris and driver Andrew McCarthy.
Also in the field are The Wall (post one, trainer Nick Surick, driver George Napolitano Jr.), I’m A Big Deal (post three, trainer Chris Ryder, driver Dexter Dunn), Decoy (post six, trainer Gary Candell, driver Jimmy Takter), and Mister Ohanzee A (post seven, trainer Jim King Jr., driver Tim Tetrick).
The contest is slated for the seventh race on Sunday’s 14-race card, which is scheduled to begin at 12:40 p.m.