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Six Wins At Pompano For Plano

Published: November 2, 2016 10:07 am ET

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On Tuesday, November 1, driver Rick Plano won half of the races on Pompano Park's 12-race program.

Also, driver Wally Hennessey hit yet another ‘grand slam’ with four wins, including both feature events.

That left only the ‘scraps’ left on the table for drivers Brad Kramer and Sean McAleese. The win by the latter was responsible for a rare superfecta carryover and a slew of other carryovers for the upcoming Sunday night program.

Plano's ‘touchdown’ also included a ‘grand slam’ of his own on the training side. Conditioners Dan Hennessey and Dale Gilmour also had multiple wins.

Plano's first win was with the Maryann Plano and Michael Guest owned Stache ($2.60). The four-year-old son of Andover Hall stopped the timer in 1:56.2 in a conditioned trot.

His second win came in the ‘pentafecta fourth’ when Dale Gilmour's Sweet Bet ($4.20) scored in a lifetime best 1:53.3 – her 36th lifetime victory.

Win No. 3 was with Karma Racing's Metro Glide ($5.00), trained by Gilmour. The four-year-old daughter of Metropolitan used a backside blitz from fourth to sweep into the lead and on to victory in 1:54.2.

Plano then earned his fourth win of the night with his own Sooo Handsome ($3.80), who was ‘sooo’ very game while he scored his win from Post 9 in 1:58.3.

His fifth win came in the first half of the late daily double when Colene Lameyer's Ex King ($10.60), trained by Plano, came from far back to score in a conditioned trotting event in 1:58.1.

Plano completed his ‘touchdown’ run by sweeping the late double with Lookharryimwinning ($4.80), owned by Ms. Plano and Ethan Schlau, in 1:56.

Hennessey, meanwhile, got his initial win of the night with Arthur Mergenhagen's Seeking Steven ($4.60). The four-year-old son of Muscle Mass had stepped up to Open 2 class and won his second straight in 1:56.1.

The first of Pompano Park's dual features was next on the Hennessey agenda, and, despite having the outside post, it was the grand mare Godiva Seelster ($2.80) that led at every pole through panels of :27.1,:56.4 and 1:24 to score an undisturbed win in 1:52.2 for her fourth straight fall win in Pompano Park's top pace for mares.

Owned by Paul and Patricia O'Neil and trained by Dan Hennessey, ‘Godiva’ earned her 10th win of the year and 35th lifetime in 104 starts. She has banked $95,058 this year and $315,775 career-wise.

One race later, Boli ($8.60), also owned by the O'Neil's and trained by Dan Hennessey, overcame the second-tier Post 10 to score a narrow victory in the Open trot over Shes All In (Plano) with Prairie Fortune (John MacDonald) third. McKenzie's Star and Sailer Eddie earned the minors in that one.

Boli, a four year-old son of Kadabra, sent his 2016 scorecard to 9-6-2 in 22 starts, good for $68,842 this year and $128,494 lifetime.

Hennessey completed his ‘grand slam’ a race later by guiding Byron Pineda's Ontheclock Hanover ($10.20) to a win in 1:54.1 – the Rita Polese-trained seven-year-old son of American Ideal sent his career bankroll close to $250,000.

A rare superfecta carryover occurred in the third race as Yagot Class, superbly handled by Sean McAleese, overcame Post 9 with a wire-to-wire win in a condition trot and lit up the tote-board with a $71.60 mutuel. The win was the first of the year in 10 starts for Yagot Class and provided bettors with a number of carryovers leading to next Sunday's program.

The Sunday night card has a scheduled post time of 7:20 p.m. and features carryovers in the Pentafecta 4th, the Pick-5 (covering races one through five) and the Pick-6 (encompassing races three through eight).

The program concludes with the Super Hi-5 finale with a carryover of $5,090.49.

(With files from Pompano Park)

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