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Ray Hall and Prima Dragon capture Weiss Finals

11:12 AM 23 Apr 2014 NZST
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Ray Hall makes a clean sweep of the Weiss Series
Photo by Curtis Salonick
Prima Dragon wins the $30,000 Weiss Final
Photo by Curtis Salonick
Ray Hall completed his harness racing sweep of the Bobby Weiss series at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for three and four-year-old colts, stallions, and geldings on the trot by dominating in the $30,000 final on Tuesday night.

Leaving from post position #4 in a field of eight as a 1-5 favorite, Ray Hall (Justice Hall-Comebyrail), a four-year-old gelding trained by Mark Harder who had won all four preliminary legs of the Weiss, made the lead entering the first turn.

From there, driver Tim Tetrick expertly rated the speed. Ray Hall trotted away from his foes in the stretch to win by 2 ¾ lengths in 1:53:2, which set a new career mark. Sarcastic Man finished second while Sixteen Mikes picked up the show.

In another $30,000 Weiss final on Tuesday, Prima Dragon (Dragon Again-Zacharysprimadonna) parlayed a pocket trip into a rallying win in the three and four-year-old fillies and mares pacing group.

Brett Miller did the driving for trainer Michael Dowdall, as Prima Dragon, the 9-5 second choice, utilized the inside passing lane in the stretch to get by 3-2 favorite Envious Hanover by a length in 1:52:1, which matched a career-best. Cinnamony finished 3rd. It was Prima Dragon's third consecutive victory.

by Jim Beviglia, for Pocono Downs




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