Chester, PA–On a cool day on Friday (Nov. 19) at Harrah’s Philadelphia that helped neither front-end horses nor favorites, 12-1 shot Bountiful Brittney was given a fine drive by the track’s leading driver, Tim Tetrick, and won the $14,400 featured trot in 1:56, a time which matched her lifetime mark.
Tetrick settled the Swan For All mare in third behind favored Illuminata and Givem The Goo as the former put up factions of :27.3, :57.1, and 1:25.4. Boom City made a big first-over move approaching the far turn and took the lead nearing headstretch, with Tetrick able to slide out behind that one and then wider. Bountiful Brittney kicked home well to win by three-quarters of a length over Givem The Goo, who came up the inside to photo Boom City for second. Bountiful Brittney is trained by John Cabot for owners Howard and Joshua Kaufman.
The same biases held up in the $11,200 fast-class pace, as odds-on favorite Bechers Brook A made the lead past a :27 quarter and continued on to post midsplits of :56.1 and 1:23.1. But Nutcracker Sweet was waiting patiently in the pocket, and the son of Bettor’s Delight had sufficient rally to go past the leader by three-quarters of a length in 1:52.1 for driver Pat Berry (top driver on the day with three victories), raising his lifetime bankroll to $476,789 for the brother team of trainer Tom and owner John Cancelliere.
Sunday’s headliner at Philly is a $16,200 conditioned pace, with Sugartown the early favorite from post five for driver Tetrick coming off two seconds, behind Covered Bridge in a 1:50 mile at Rosecroft and locally two starts ago in this company in a 1:50.1 mile against Tito Rocks. The last card of the racing week at Harrah’s Philadelphia will take place Sunday at 12:40 p.m. Program pages for Sunday’s card are available at https://www.phha.org/harrahspps.html.