Day At The Track

Three-year-olds kick off Monday at Harrington

06:59 AM 22 Jun 2020 NZST
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Cinder Rock, the reigning 2-year-old DSBF champ, heads the pacing filly division Tuesday
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HARRINGTON, Del. - The second week of the 2020 Harrington Raceway meet will feature 9 divisions of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) action for harness racing 3-year-olds as they complete the first of two $20,000 legs.

The $100,000 finals will be contested the week of July 6-8.

Pacing colts and geldings get underway in two divisions Monday. George Teague Jr. and K&R Racing's All About Lynx (2/1, Montrell Teague) heads the first division. The Southwind Lynx gelding is the only horse in the field who has raced this year, after campaigning in 5 starts this winter and taking a mark of 1:53.3 at Dover Downs. The Clyde Francis-trainee was unraced as a 2-year-old. The second division features Debbie and Brendan Cook's Bebop On The Block (5/2, Tony Morgan) who swept his eliminations and final at Dover last fall for trainer Josh Green. The Gamblers Dream gelding will renew his rivalry with American Nitro (8/5, Victor Kirby) who made $118,160 as a freshman last season for the Les Givens stable.

Pacing fillies will go to post in 3 splits Tuesday. Bag Of Jewels (7/5 Kirby) heads the group after a solid season as a freshman for trainer Les Givens and owners Henry Farragalli, Al Feeney, Bay Pond Racing and Bonuccelli Racing. The Roddy's Bags Again filly banked more than $71,000 and won 5 of her 10 races as a 2-year-old.

Legacy Racing of Delaware's Cinder Rock (7/5, Allan Davis) is certainly the one to beat after winning 6-of-7 last year and leads the second division for trainer Wayne Givens. The Rockabillie filly, like many of her counterparts has not raced yet this year but is fresh off an adequate qualifying effort in 1:58.3 on June 10. She banked more than $135,000 as a 2-year-old. A six-horse field caps the last division, which appears wide open with first time starter Sweet Lil (5/2, Morgan) - a daughter of Art Director - the morning line favorite for trainer Sheldon Powell and owner George Minner.

Trotters will have their turn Wednesday with two divisions apiece for males and females. Jane Dunavant's Chauffeur (Art Stafford Jr.) and Breakaway Racing's Touch Of White (Corey Callahan) both had solid seasons at 2 and will renew their rivalry in the first divisions for colts and geldings.

The first filly division will see 2-year-old DSBF champ Orabelle (Morgan) back in action for owners Ed Kimmel and Don Wiest. Trained by Wiest, the Keystone Activator filly banked $111,000 last season.

Dunavant's Air Time (Stafford Jr.), a Dusty Winner gelding who made nearly $75,000 last season, will battle familiar foes in the second male division, which includes Rod Allen's Zulu (Allen), who won half his starts as a freshman. Zulu (Cr Commando) is the only horse in the field with a race this year, which was a 2:01 win at Harrington on June 17.

The final filly division saw Eric Foster's Emmys Mayflower (Russell Foster) draw post 8 after a terrific season at 2, which was capped with her sweeping the eliminations and final at Dover Downs.

Post time is 4:30 p.m. nightly.

Matthew Sparacino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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