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Tables turned by LK'S Nancy Lee at Pocono

10:13 AM 26 Jun 2018 NZST
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Anthony Napolitano, harness racing
Anthony Napolitano won the feature pace with LK's Nancy Lee
Curtis Salonick photo

WILKES-BARRE PA - LK's Nancy Lee, second to Unbeamlieveable the last two weeks in the high-level distaff claiming handicap pacing ranks at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, got to the lead despite the outside post nine and turned the tables on her tormentor, defeating Unbeamlieveable by a neck in the $14,000 Monday feature at The Downs.

LK's Nancy Lee, making her debut for trainer Hunter Oakes and the Northfork Racing Stable after a $24,000 claim last week, immediately started producing returns by going to the top for driver Anthony Napolitano after a 26.3 opening quarter, getting moderate middle splits, then holding gamely against the late charge of Unbeamlieveable in 1:53.3. The daughter of Yankee Skyscraper ran her career earnings to $198,826.

The first pari-mutuel race for two-year-olds at Pocono this year was held for filly trotters, and Scirocco Downahill went wire-to-wire despite the outside post eight for driver Corey Callahan and trainer John Butenschoen in 2:00.4, last quarter 29.2. A former season's leader (that seems an odd thing to write about a freshman on June 25), the daughter of Muscle Hill and UF Tadys Donato, a half-sister to the $1 million winner Hez Striking, shows much promise for owners Kathleen and Lewis Whitaker Jr.

Pocono had two $50+ "bombers" strike last night, and there was another big upset on the Monday card, as "The Trot Man," driver Mike Simons, rallied Aquilio from second-over to a nose victory at $77.20 for trainer Bill Popfinger.

FINISHING LINES - The outstanding card for this Saturday's $2,120,000 Sun Stakes Saturday Championship Night was drawn today; a release with the morning line and any driver changes will be distributed tomorrow afternoon.

From the PHHA/Pocono Downs

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