Hungry Angel Boy impressive Pocono winner

Wilkes-Barre, PA — Hungry Angel Boy, a 4-year-old son of Stay Hungry, is two-for-two in 2024 after overcoming the outside post seven to win the $16,000 featured pace at Pocono Downs at Mohegan Pennsylvania on Tuesday afternoon (May 28) in 1:50.3.

The winner of $343,415 settled in third as Twin B Risenshine took the field to the quarter in :26 and the half in :54.4. Driver Braxten Boyd vacated the three-hole midway up the backstretch and roared up to challenge, taking over just past the 1:21.3 three-quarters. Girldad came up the inside late to finish second, 2-3/4 lengths behind the winner and 1-1/4 lengths ahead of favorite Strengthfromabove, who rode in the pocket and failed to make any ground after Hungry Angel Boy overtook him.

Hungry Angel Boy strode out to a 1:50.3 feature race win Tuesday at Pocono. Curtis Salonick photo.

Hungry Angel Boy earned almost half of his lifetime bankroll by finishing second to Confederate in last year’s Meadowlands Pace. He is now trained by Nicholas DeVita for Eric Prevost and Pit Bull Stable LLC.

Between three days of pentafecta carryovers and the first three choices in the afternoon’s last race all getting checks behind 12-1 winner Redbank Blaze A and 46-1 runner-up Gentle Giant, one bettor emerged with a lone 3-6-1-2-7 50-cent pentafecta ticket, which returned a windfall of $10,244.50.

Braxten Boyd, who drove the feature race winner, and 15-time Pocono champion George Napolitano Jr. each triumphed four times on the card — Napolitano doubling with horses conditioned by meet leader Jeff Cullipher, and Boyd adding a second triumph to the DeVita barn.

Pari-mutuel racing at Pocono resumes Saturday (June 1) at 1 p.m., but there will be racing excitement before then – 10 fields of 2-year-olds will come out for the first time in a 10 a.m. session on Wednesday (May 29). Both free Pocono programs and replays of the qualifying baby events can be accessed at

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