Chester, PA — San Domino A ($6.40) and Marloe Hanover ($4.60) proved victorious in Sunday afternoon’s (May 9) co-featured $16,200 pacing events at Harrah’s Philadelphia.
In the week’s top event for male pacers, San Domino A and driver George Napolitano Jr. angled out of the pocket to challenge pacesetter Pyro (Simon Allard) at the end of a :27.1 first quarter, but ultimately were forced back into the pocket with a lap to go. The 8-year-old Somebeachsomewhere gelding was boxed up the backstretch in pursuit of a :26.4 third sectional, but reached up the open stretch to prevail by a scant nose over Pyro in 1:50.4. Carlisimo (Dexter Dunn) rallied off cover for third, two lengths back.
Andrew Harris trains 29-time winner San Domino A for Joe P Racing LLC and Oldford Racing LLC.
The featured distaff event went to Marloe Hanover, who, in line to Todd McCarthy, cleared for control just beyond a :27.2 first quarter and withstood sustained pressure from Eclipse Me N (Simon Allard) through middle splits of :55.3 and 1:23 before also holding off eventual runner-up Crazy Cute (David Miller) by a length to win in 1:50.4. Eclipse Me leveled off in the stretch but maintained third.
Richard “Nifty” Norman trains 12-time winner Marloe Hanover, a 4-year-old daughter of Captaintreacherous, for the Let It Ride Stables and J L Benson Stables.
A string of beaten favorites in the afternoon’s first four races sparked an Early Pick-4 which returned $4,246.00 for every 50 cents invested on the winning 4/2/1/5 combination. Harrah’s Philadelphia offers players two Pick-4 wagers on each card, along with a Pick-5 and three Super Hi-5 wagers.
Racing returns to Harrah’s Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon (May 12); post time is 12:25 p.m. Eastern.