Chester, PA — A trio of $11,200 features highlighted the Friday (Sept. 11) racing at Harrah’s Philadelphia, along with the debut of a spectacularly-bred 2-year-old.
The pacing led off the card, and it went to the Sweet Lou sophomore gelding Win Not Lou, who took a new mark of 1:53.1 after moving to the lead early and then coming home in :28 to win easily. The winner is owned by Paton Racing Inc., trained by Jim King Jr., and was driven by Tim Tetrick.
The first of the trotting headliners was taken by Andela, a 3-year-old Yankee Glide filly whose second dam is the CR Kay Suzie. Trainer-driver Rod Allen kept the filly rolling after she lost cover, and the pair prevailed by a length over favorite My Boy Christian in 1:57.3.
In the other featured trot, SVF Blushingbride, a sophomore Andover Hall filly who finished fourth in a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes preliminary behind Sister Sledge and raced in the PASS consolation for trainer Lou Peña, took her third win in her last five starts for driver Simon Allard, this one in 1:56.
Bee Forever, a son of two Horses of the Year in Muscle Hill and Bee A Magician, won his pari-mutuel debut from off the pace in 1:59.1, with David Miller measuring his win margin late on the Nifty Norman trainee. Breeders Melvin Hartman, Herb Liverman and David McDuffee share ownership of the 2-year-old.
Aflame Hanover delivered in 1:51 over Somewhere Fancy in the $10,000 top pace for older horses. The 4-year-old Russell Hanover gelding raised his earnings to $367,599. Trainer Linda Schadel shares ownership with her husband, Tony.