Chester, PA — Rich And Miserable overcame post eight with relative ease and controlled the entirety of a 1:53.3 mile in Thursday afternoon’s (Oct. 1) $14,400 trotting feature at Harrah’s Philadelphia.
Driver Tyler Buter hustled the Explosive Matter gelding to command nearing a :28 opening quarter and then kept him rolling through middle splits of :56.3 and 1:24.4. By the latter station, Rich And Miserable was far ahead of the opposition, and he maintained an insurmountable lead to the finish. Todd Buter trains Rich And Miserable for Buter Farm Inc., Lynette Buter, and William and Carol Fuhs.
The Muscle Hill filly Hannah ground her way to the lead at the three-eighths and then kept rolling in line to Tim Tetrick to win the $12,600 sub-featured trot, turning back closer Arclight Hanover by three-quarters of a length in 1:55.1. Julie Miller conditions the stakes-seasoned filly for the Andy Miller Stable, Dumain Haven Farm and Little E LLC.
Deltasun A made his United States debut a winning one, overhauling favored pacesetter Max by a neck in 1:54 in an $11,600 event. Todd McCarthy, also a recent transfer from Australia, drove the Tenotrump gelding for trainer Andrew Harris and the partnership of A. Harris Racing LLC, OB Standardbreds and Michael Goldberg Racing.