Dynamic Youth led much of the way and picked up the victory in Saturday night’s featured Preferred Pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried a purse of $25,000.
Leaving from post position No. 3 in a field of nine as the 3-2 favourite, Dynamic Youth (Bettors Delight-Always True), a four-year-old gelding from the Aaron Lambert barn, settled third around the first turn as Meirs Hanover took the lead. On the front stretch, driver Andrew McCarthy seized his opportunity and sent Dynamic Youth quickly to the lead before the clubhouse turn. He led from there, holding off a second move by Meirs Hanover in the stretch to win by a length in 1:49.2. Alsace Hanover finished third.
Dynamic Youth, owned by J&T Silva Stables, Kenneth Tucci, and C&G Racing Stable, won for the fifth time in 15 2013 races. It was his 14th career victory, pushing his lifetime earnings to $774,558.
(With files from Pocono Downs)