Sheridan Romps In Philly AHDC Pace

Horses behind the starting gate at Harrah's Philadelphia
Published: November 26, 2023 09:55 pm EST

Yogi Sheridan delivered a resounding victory as the 2-5 choice when guiding Musical Box to an open-length decimation in the $9,900 American Harness Drivers Club (AHDC) Pace at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Sunday (Nov. 26).

Leaving from post four, Musical Box grabbed the lead with Yer So Bad (Anthony Verruso) securing the pocket and Select Friday (Brandon Filion) caught wide from third. Musical Box clicked a :27.4 first quarter and stayed steady through to a :56.3 half while Select Friday floundered on the rim and soon reversed course.

Sheridan kept Musical Box rolling up the backstretch and soon enough his advantage began growing. He stepped past three-quarters in 1:24.4 with a two-length lead and spun around the final turn to hold a five-length advantage into the lane. Musical Box continued widening the margin through to the beam, finishing 11-1/2 lengths better than Yer So Bad back in second. Cheyenne Ryan Lee (Wyatt Long) made gains from the back to take third and Uncle Coz (William Clark Jr.) gave chase in fourth.

Jamal Williams trains Musical Box, a six-year-old gelding by Net Ten EOM, for owner Winning Action LLC. He paid $2.80 to win.

AHDC action returns to Harrah’s Philadelphia next Sunday (Dec. 3) with the next preliminary of the club’s Fall Trotting Series, which only has a few legs remaining before the final on New Year’s Eve at Harrah’s Philadelphia. First-race post time is 12:45 p.m. (EST).

(With files from AHDC)

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