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TW Lauxmont handles class hike

07:16 AM 31 Jul 2020 NZST
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CHESTER, PA - TW Lauxmont, taking a big step up in class upon coming to Harrah's Philadelphia from Pocono, nonetheless made it two straight harness racing victories in winning the $13,600 featured trot on Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia.

Trainer/driver Tom Jackson put the victorious altered son of Oh So White in play early, securing a pocket tuck behind favored Grapple Hanover, who overcame the outside post eight to put up fractions of :27.2, :56.3, and 1:24.4. At the last-named station the pacesetter was joined by first-over Macmorris Hanover, who battled hard and went to the lead in the stretch, only to see Jackson rally up the inside with TW Lauxmont to take a neck victory over him in 1:54.3, just a tick behind the mark he set at Pocono for owner LCT Stable.

There were also a pair of $11,600 trots for the fast-class seasoned performers in the sub-feature category, In one, the Yankee Glide gelding Max imitated TW Lauxmont by winning just a fifth shy of a recent recordtaking Pocono mile while winning in 1:53.3 staying safe over Tight Lines late in 1:53.3. Yannick Gingras drove the winner, who led from the quarter onward, as he raised his bankroll to $199,600 for trainer Ron Burke and the ownership of Burke Racing Stable LLC, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Frank Baldachino.

The other subfeature trot saw the Muscle Mass gelding Clive Bigsby lower his record to 1:52.4 in posting his second straight win. "Clive" grabbed the early lead, yielded it to Winning Shadow to sit the pocket, then wheeled out an eighth of a mile from home and easily overtook the leader for driver Dexter Dunn, trainer Jim Campbell, and Runthetable Stables while raising his lifetime earnings to $283,450.

From the PHHA / Harrah's Philadelphia

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