Wilkes-Barre, PA –– As the PHHA noted in its recap of 2-year-old qualifiers at Philadelphia Tuesday, this is probably the last writeup on the Pocono morning sessions for 2-year-olds: some overnight races have contained freshmen, their fair stakes season starts next week and their pari-mutuel stakes season begins the week after that.
Here is a summary of the Wednesday morning 2-year-old qualifiers at Pocono (there were no repeat winners).
Two-Year-Old Pacing Colts: The Huntsville–Lotsa Matzah colt Human Cocktail rallied from the pocket in :27.3 to defeat Full Support by a neck in 1:55.2 for trainer/driver Gareth Dowse and owner Stephen Demeter. Just a couple ticks behind was the Stay Hungry–Swift N Shout colt Swift Operator, not only trained by Erv Miller but also driven by him.
Two-Year-Old Pacing Fillies: Hallelujah Hanover had the quickest clocking in this division, as the daughter of Captaintreacherous–Hana Hanover (a $1 million-winning world champion) dashed home in :57.2-:28 to complete a 1:56 victory for trainer/driver Ray Schnittker and Grozcona Racing Stable.
Two-Year-Old Trotting Colts: Trainer/driver Schnittker also took honors in this section with the Muscle Hill–Girl With A Past gelding Civil Union, who fronted his field in 2:00.4 for Schnittker and co-owners Paul Bordogna and Mary Kinsey Arnold.
Two-Year-Old Trotting Fillies: The quicker of two divisions went to My Belfast Angel, a Muscles Yankee–Vixen distaff driven to a 2:02 win by Matt Kakaley for trainer Andrew Adamczyk and owner Joseph Meaney.
The 2-year-old qualifiers can be viewed on the PHHA’s website, www.phha.org.