Day At The Track

De Francesco III on fire

03:59 PM 02 Jul 2015 NZST
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Special Blend - One of four winners on the night for Anthony De Francesco 111
Special Blend - One of four winners on the night for Anthony De Francesco 111

Trainer Anthony De Francesco III had four training wins on the Wednesday afternoon (July 1) card at the harness racing meeting at Harrah's Philadelphia.

The first of which came when Joseph Laino's ER Room (Yannick Gingras) survived a :26.2 opening quarter to get the job done.

The 6-year-old son of Cambest won for the thirteenth time in his career.

It was his third win of the season, setting a lifetime's best 1:52 in the process.

He paid $4.20.

Six races later, Louis A. and Louis M. Di Tullio's Red Carpet Dude (Dave Miller) scored the upset victory ($57.20)

The six-year-old son of Camluck tracked live cover up the backstretch, establishing prime position for his final push, which ended in a two length victory, and a 1:53.1 clocking.

It was his first win for De Francesco III, who is also part owner.

Once again the Di Tullio's reached the winner's circle, this time with six-year-old gelded pacer Special Blend (Eric Abbatiello).

The son of The Panderosa drafted in the pocket spot after leading the first quarter-mile.

He was able to punch through the passing lane for his eleventh career victory out of ninety-nine career starts.

It was his first win of the season, paying $33.00 to win.

Just two races later, in the live finale, Dante Scattolini Sr.'s Sonny McDreamee overcame post eight to score the upset win.

The ten-year-old trotting gelding by Angus Hall went right to the front and made every call a winning one, stopping the timer in 1:57.4.

It was his twenty-second win out of one hundred and sixty lifetime starts, and his first win in the De Francesco barn.

He paid $21.40 to win.

There was no winner in the pick four.

The carryover for Thursday afternoon is $1,935.43.

Post time is 12:40 PM, with the pick four getting underway in race seven.

Mike Bozich

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