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Captain Disomma Upsets In Philadelphia

Published: May 22, 2019 4:41 pm ET

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The Tim Tetrick-driven Captain Disomma came on late to spring a 13-1 upset in Harrah’s Philadelphia’s $14,000 pacing feature on Wednesday afternoon (May 22).

Tetrick, who is the track’s leading driver this season, guided the Captaintreacherous gelding to the mark-lowering win in 1:53.

Come-from-behind winners have been in short supply recently at the ‘Philly’ oval. That being said, with a strung-out field and little in the way of an outer tier, Tetrick was able to reserve Captain Disomma fourth inside until the three-quarters pole. Tetrick then gradually fanned the three-year-old out wide for a shot at the wire. Captain Disomma went on to win by one and one-quarter lengths over Springbridge Proud, another closer. The favoured Jo Pas Sweet Lou finished third. Jacob Hartline trains Captain Disomma for Anatolia Farm LLC.

Decoy, who was enjoying some class relief from Graduate Series competition, was an authoritative winner in 1:51.4 in the $12,500 co-featured pace. Decoy, a son of Somebeachsomewhere driven by Dexter Dunn, was sent to the front before the quarter. The pair was in control from there on out, as they tacked on a :27.4 quarter to win by one and one-quarter lengths over Always The Sun. Decoy is trained by Gary Candell for owners Brixton Medical Inc., R A W Equine Inc., and Joe Sbrocco.

Dexter Dunn also won the last four races on the program, which gave him a total of five for his afternoon's work.

The morning line favourites for Harrah’s three $100,000 Invitationals this coming Sunday afternoon have been established. Shartin N, the defending champion, is the 2-1 early favorite in the $100,000 Betsy Ross Mares Pace; the World’s Fastest Trotter, Homicide Hunter, has been listed as the slight 3-1 choice in the $100,000 Maxie Lee Trot; and Rodeo Rock, the biggest 2019 earner in the field and a 1:49 winner at Pocono last week, has been tabbed at 3-1 early for the $100,000 Commodore Barry Pace. The super Sunday card will also feature Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts – Captain Crunch and Proof are scheduled to hook up in the final of three divisions.

(With files from PHHA / Harrah’s Philadelphia)

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