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Fancy Desire Doubles Up At Pocono

Published: October 9, 2015 10:48 pm ET

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Fancy Desire ($12.80), the 2014 Lynch Memorial winner at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono but winless in 23 starts until coming home first last week, made it two straight in Friday night's $24,000 mares pacing feature, storming home in :55.1 - :27.2 to complete the sloppy track mile in 1:52.2.

After winning off the pace last week, Fancy Desire was sent frontwards early by driver Anthony Napolitano, making the lead in :27.3, then resting to the half in :57.1, before engaging in the sprinting tactics that enabled the daughter of Real Desire to win by a length over pocket-sitting Handsoffmycupcake. Gallie Bythe Beach rallied from second-over to be third, another length back and a neck ahead of the field's lone sophomore, Stacia Hanover, who was 2-5*3 despite having raced only once in 48 days and who found first-over into such quick back numbers a bit too hard to handle here.

The Daniel Renaud-trained winner sent her bankroll to $108,568 for the season and $461,310 lifetime for owner Robert Di Nozzi.

This was the last Friday night card of 2015 at Pocono; the track will now operate on a Tuesday-Wednesday-Saturday basis until the curtain rings down on November 21. Tomorrow night's feature is a $26,000 pace, in which Bushwacker, second behind a big win by Mach It So in last week's feature, figures to be winging early as he starts from the rail in the eight-horse field.

(PHHA / Pocono)


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