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Career-Best Miles In Pocono Features

Published: November 5, 2019 10:04 pm ET

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The three winners of the $15,000 features on the Tuesday, Nov. 5 card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono all posted lifetime marks.

The Art Major gelding Benson Boys N went a 1:52 mile in a pace for males in his U.S. debut. Unraced at two and three but now six-for-13 in his last two seasons, Benson Boys N swept wide off cover on the far turn, was kept wide by the pocket-sitting Boys Turn moving outside at headstretch, but still won the stretch battle of the “Boys” by three-quarter lengths. Tyler Buter drove the promising import for trainer Chris Oakes and owners Northfork Racing Stable and Alan Johnston.

The Pet Rock sophomore filly Throwing Shade put in a big mile in her second start for Team Allard, winning in 1:52.4 by over four lengths. Simon Allard, driving for brother/trainer Rene, got a spot leaving, then moved the filly at the three-eighths to gain the lead by the half. None of her rivals in this feature split for pacing distaffs could go with her in the second half as she won for Allard Racing Inc., Jordan Derue and Bruce Soulsby.

In the feature division for trotters, Choco Charlie steadily came on in the last quarter, wearing down leader Play It Again As by a length in 1:54.4. Tyler Buter also had sulky duty behind the sophomore altered son of Andover Hall for trainer Jill Roland and owner Bernard O’Brien.

Buter and Eric Carlson led the driving colony with three winners each on the Tuesday card.

Pocono has only three cards remaining in its 2019 season: this Saturday and the following Tuesday, and then closing night on Saturday, Nov. 16.

(PHHA/Pocono)


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