Continual Velocity upsets in feature

09:23 PM 02 Jun 2014 NZST
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Continual Velocity won for the fifth time in a dozen 2014 starts
Continual Velocity won for the fifth time in a dozen 2014 starts
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Continual Velocity parlayed a pocket trip into a stunning upset in Sunday night's featured Preferred pace for mares at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried a purse of $25,000.

Continual Velocity (Real Artist-Extreme Velocity), a 6-year-old mare from the Ron Burke barn, finished up the track in 6th in the same class a week ago, which is probably why she was a 32-1 shot from the inside post in a field of six on Sunday night. Yet driver Matt Kakaley found the pocket early, and Continual Velocity outpaced fast-closing Feeling You in the stretch to win by a neck in a career-best 1:50:2. Pacesetting American In Paris finished third while heavy favorite Shebestingin struggled to fifth.

Continual Velocity won for the fifth time in a dozen 2014 starts. It was her 26th career victory, pushing her lifetime earnings to $511,525.

Jim Beviglia

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