All Class, Ervin Hanover Top Philly Features

Harness racing at Harrah's Philadelphia
Published: April 21, 2024 08:08 pm EDT

All Class repeated in the top class at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Sunday (April 21) afternoon, winning one of two $17,808 divisions of the fast-class pace, while Ervin Hanover shipped in and promptly won the other headlining split.

All Class, a son of Heston Blue Chip, followed similar tactics to those he employed last week for driver David Miller, moving to get the lead after a :27.2 quarter, then reaching the middle stations in :55.1 and 1:23.1, at the latter point under attack from first-over Camara Moment and Andrew McCarthy. The uncovered challenger moved from fifth at the half to give good chase in the closing panel but came up a half-length shy in the 1:50.4 mile as All Class won for the tenth time in 27 career starts. Trained by Per Engblom, All Class pushed his career bankroll to $159,670 for owner Morrison Racing Stables. 

Ervin Hanover and Todd McCarthy had to endure the early part of the mile on the outside, but worked their way past the :26.4 opener for command in front the stands, then tripped the timer in :55.2 and 1:22.4 before recording a final time of 1:50.3. Shazam Blue Chip and Simon Allard made the winning son of Captaintreacherous work hard for the top, tried hard from the pocket but came up 1-3/4 lengths shy on the money. Jeff Cullipher conditions the winner of $385,697 in his career for Pollack Racing LLC.

Todd McCarthy would then go on to capture both halves of the Late Double, his three wins tying him with George Napolitano Jr. for Sunday honours, and also boosting him to the top rung of the young meet’s standings with a 14-11 advantage over Tim Tetrick.

Racing will resume at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday, April 25 with a first post time of 12:25 p.m.


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