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Boli Captures Pompano Open

Published: November 8, 2017 11:48 am ET

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Pompano Park's Tuesday program featured the redemption of Boli in the $10,000 Open Handicap Trot.

Boli, who was looking for redemption after a costly miscue in last week's Open, got it big time with a very sharp 1:55.1 win for Wally Hennessey over arch-rival Prairie Fortune (driven by Jim Meittinis). Railee Workable, with Andy Santeramo handling the lines, finished third, while Zoraze, who cut the mustard most of the way, wound up fourth. Born To Thrive finished fifth in the field of six.

Zoraze (Fern Paquet Jr.) cut the fractions (:27.3, :56.3, 1:25.4) while Boli rode a pocket trip. The later popped out in the lane and went on to post a half-length margin of victory over a closing Prairie Fortune.

"I really don't know what happened to cause his break last week, but he sure seemed anxious to redeem himself tonight,” Hennessey said after the win. “I was kind of surprised with Fern's (Paquet) quarter move and it was a good one because I was caught a little off guard. But the trip behind him was just fine and Boli is such a handy thing that he'll do anything I ask. I really didn't have to ask much tonight – maybe a tap or two in the lane – but he was very good."

The win was the 11th of the year for Boli and sent his seasonal bounty to $81,970 for owners Paul and Patricia O'Neil.

Lifetime, the Dan Hennessey trainee has a 26-11-12 scorecard in 72 career starts, good for $219,164.

As the even-money tote-board favorite, Boli returned $4.20 to his many faithful.

The program also featured four FSBOA Stallion Stakes races which were won by Prairie Panther (1:54.3), Atlantic Crest (1:59), Im Done (2:02.3) and Tay Tay M (1:55.1).

Racing at Pompano will continue this coming Sunday night. First post is set for 7:20 p.m.

(With files from Pompano)

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