Day At The Track

Pocono cancels card after second race Tuesday

11:40 AM 03 Oct 2018 NZDT
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WILKES-BARRE PA – Driver Anthony Napolitano swept the entire card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Tuesday night.

Both races. Rain storms became so severe that racing was canceled after the second race.

Rain starting before the card had made the track “good” for the first race, which “ANap” won in 1:54.3 with the midlevel conditioned trotter Second Sister, moving past the ¼ to a lead the pair would never surrender. The rain intensified before race two, causing a further downgrading of the track to “sloppy,” but Anthony Nap’s tactics didn’t change, as he had A And C Artist out and clamoring for the lead in front of the stands, reaching the top just before the half – which is just when the skies really opened up, with high winds and lightning joining in the mix.

Napolitano kept A And C Artist rolling to hit the wire in 1:54 in the bottom claiming pace, and then went directly to the paddock after the race, bypassing the winners circle. It was the last action of the evening, as the deteriorating conditions did not allow for safe racing, so the remainder of the card was cancelled, and Anthony can tell his grandkids, “Did you ever hear about the night I swept the card at Pocono?”

The 3-7 ANap Daily Double, by the way, returned $41.80.

From the PHHA/Pocono Downs

 

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