Regil Elektra edges Summertime Lea at Harrah's

08:40 AM 02 Aug 2014 NZST
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Regil Elektra, harness racing
Regil Elektra in a prior win
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The Friday $30,000 feature at Harrah's Philadelphia was a winners over $25,000 lifetime pace for fillies and mares.

The public pledged their support to last weeks winner Summertime Lea, despite the post shift from number one to number eight. As the gate opened, the favorite left fast, but so did others to her inside.

Fred Monteleone's Regil Elektra emerged with the lead, but was cleared by Summertime Lea after a fast opening quarter of 26.2.

The favorite continued with the lead, putting away a mild challenge from the first over Royal Cee Cee N.

In the stretch, driver Brett Miller sent Regil Elektra out for the drive, and she out dueled a game Summertime Lea down the stretch, scoring by one length and completing the mile in 1:51.3.

Regil Elektra now has 15 career wins of just 42 starts, pushing her earnings above $300,000. She is trained by Monte Gelrod.

by Mike Bozich, for Harrah's Philadelphia

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