Bettor’s Up closes well for Pocono feature tally

Wilkes-Barre, PA — The Bettor’s Delight mare Bettor’s Up made her debut for Nick Surick a successful one, sweeping wide off cover and taking the $17,500 distaff pacing feature in the Tuesday (May 7) twilight at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:51.4.

Matt Kakaley guided the winner of $772,254, one of the best of her division in her filly stakes days, into second-over position, then tipped her three-wide approaching headstretch. Bettor’s Up, now five, took it from there, pacing strongly through the stretch as the 2-1 favorite to defeat the longest shot on the board, Culinary Delight N, by 1-3/4 lengths. Trainer Surick got control of the winner after his Nick Surick Stable LLC acquired her after her last start.

In the $14,000 co-featured distaff pace, the Sportswriter mare Write Me A Song wrote herself a new mark of 1:50.1 in going wire-to-wire. Driver Tyler Buter took control from the pole from the outset with Write Me A Song, hustling the winner of $243,777 through fractions of :26.2, :54.1, and 1:22.1 en route to a 2-1/2 length victory for trainer Lance Hudson and owner William S. Hartt.

There will be plenty of great racing the next two cards at Pocono, with the Pennsylvania All-Stars for 3-year-old colt pacers going in three divisions on Saturday, and then $30,000 contests in the Great Northeast Open Series for open trotters and open mare pacers topping a fantastic Sunday night offering.

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