Driver George Napolitano Jr. took six races on the Sunday afternoon (July 26) program at Harrah's Philadelphia, including the $14,400 top-level conditioned pace with Jeffrey Snyder's Dealt A Winner.
Napolitano Jr. pointed the eight-year-old Cams Card Shark gelding directly to the lead from post 3, and the pair clicked off ambitious fractions of :26.3, :54.3 and 1:22 before widening their advantage over pocket rival American Boy N through the final turn. On top by two-and-a-half lengths off the corner for home, Dealt A Winner maintained that margin to the end of his 1:49.3 victory while well in hand to the winning post. JJ Flynn hooked three-wide in upper stretch and lifted late to just collar American Boy N for runner-up honors.
Mark Silva trains 24-time Dealt A Winner, whose three wins this season all have come with Napolitano Jr. at the helm. He paid $2.40 to win.
Napolitano Jr. teamed up with trainer Gilbert Garcia-Owen for a double, winning with Better B Rolling ($5.40, 1:51.3) and Feeling Cam Lucky ($7.20, 1:51.3). He also piloted Marc Mosher starter Barbados ($3.00, 1:51.1), Andrew Harris trainee Patriot Nation ($2.80, 1:50.4) and Dennis Watson pupil Lyons Steel ($2.40, 1:50.1) to victory.
Racing returns to Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon (July 29), with a $14,305.50 carryover in the fifth-race Jackpot Hi-5. Post time is 12:25 p.m. (EDT).