Three divisions of PASS action for three-year-old colt and gelding pacers highlighted Thursday afternoon’s card of racing at Harrah's Philadelphia, and fans were treated to a speed show.
In the first division the Brian Brown-trained Rise Up Now (Scott Zeron) survived a furious stretch challenge from Wakizashi Hanover (Tim Tetrick) to win. The son of Somebeachsomewhere is now a perfect six-for-six in 2015. Rise Up Now was able to seize command just beyond the quarter, taking the lead from Cooperstown (Yannick Gingras). After rating the second quarter, Rise Up Now squared off against Wakizashi Hanover. These two battled the rest of the way, with Rise Up Now winning by a neck in a final time of 1:50.2. Tomy Terror (Corey Callahan) finished third.
Rise Up Now is owned by Strollin Stable, McNamara, Robinson, & Country Club Acres. He paid $6.40.
The second division was taken by Don Emond's Allbeef N Nobull (Brett Miller). The son of Mcardle went right for the lead, getting the quarter in :27. Co-favourite Yankee Bounty (Yannick Gingras) brushed to the lead shortly after. The other co-favourite Mcardles Lightning (Scott Zeron) challenged first-over at the three-quarter pole, but faded in the stretch to finish third. Allbeef N Nobull closed up the open stretch to beat Yankee Bounty by a length, stopping the clock in a career best 1:51.
It was the sixth win of nine lifetime starts for Allbeef N Nobull. The Monte Gelrod trainee paid $7.00 to win.
Trainer Brian Brown picked up his second PASS win of the day in the third division, this time with Lost For Words (Dave Miller). The son of Well Said left hard from the gate along with Jimmy Takter trainee Blood Brother (Yannick Gingras). These two battled to the quarter in :27.2. Lost For Words took over just after the quarter and went on to a convincing score, stopping the clock in 1:49.3 for his eighth career win. Blood Brother settled for second, while Lyons Levi Lewis (Matt Kakaley) finished third.
Lost For Words is owned by Country Club Acres, Robinson, Lombardo, and Strollin Stable. He paid $6.20 to win.