Dealt A Winner Dashes In Philly

Published: October 27, 2019 09:28 pm EDT

Dealt A Winner proved dominant in Sunday's (Oct. 27) $18,000 pacing feature at Harrah's Philadelphia, drawing clear willingly on the final turn to post a seasonal-best 1:49.1 victory.

George Napolitano Jr. kept Dealt A Winner second over on the first turn, and the pair cleared to the lead with a circuit to go after Mikes Z Tam pushed clear of early pacesetter Bright Diamond N. After rolling through a :54.2 half, the seven-year-old Cams Card Shark gelding threw down the gauntlet up the far side with a :26.4 third sectional before expanding his lead over Mikes Z Tam through the final turn.

Dealt A Winner remained strong all the way to the winning post, soundly defeating Mikes Z Tam by three-and-three-quarter lengths. Twin B Tuffenuff emerged out of traffic to take third.

Mark Silva trains 21-time winner Dealt A Winner who paid $4.00 to win.

Tim Tetrick led all drivers with four wins on the 14-race card while Napolitano notched a hat trick.

Despite odds-on choice Regal Hope prevailing in the $12,500 claiming fifth race, only one punter successfully selected the 5-1-4-2-3 combination in the day's Jackpot Hi-5, which yielded a dividend of $14,566.02.

Live racing returns to Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 30); first post is 12:25 p.m. (EDT).

(Harrah's Philadelphia)