Rodeo Romeo Rails Rivals At Pocono

Published: September 29, 2018 11:50 pm EDT

Rodeo Romeo used his early foot and propelled his seasonal earnings over the $150,000 mark when he led at every call in winning the $21,500 pacing feature Saturday, Sept. 29 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:50.3.

The son of Rocknroll Hanover cleared to the lead just after a :26.2 opening quarter. Driver Eric Carlson slowed the pace as Rodeo Romeo passed the half in :55.2. From there, favoured Stormont Czar A came first over with Rodeo Rock hot on his bumper at three-quarters in 1:23 but Rodeo Romeo kept going on the lead, holding off Stormont Czar A by a nose with Rodeo Rock just another neck back in third.

The Chris Ryder trainee, owned by Oompa’s Farm Inc. and Robert Mondillo, has now bankrolled $154,080 this season and $335,029 lifetime.

Pembroke Wildcat won his second-straight race when he was victorious in the $18,000 claiming-handicap pace in 1:51.4. Driver Anthony Napolitano got the winning Western Maverick gelding away in the two hole behind Polak A, stepping up in company in search of his fourth-straight win.

After fractions of :26.2, :55.3, and 1:23.2, Polak A could not sustain and Pembroke Wildcat made the lead and then held off 42-1 shot Onlythetuffsurvive by a head. Brittany Robertson trains and owns the career winner of $345,227.