Daryl Bier's Bandolito ($3, Bier) won the opening day feature at Harrington Raceway on Monday (April 20) with a national season's mark on a half-mile track of 1:51.
The fastest horse so far in North America in 2015, Bandolito notched his fifth win of the year. Bier, who owns, trains and drives Bandolito, left alertly from his rail post position and they were decisive winners over Jebswesternshake and Believe This Bob.
Bandolito, a 5-year-old Ponder stallion, became the sport's fastest horse this year with a dazzling 1:48.1 win at Dover Downs on March 26.
Despite having limited activity over the half-mile racetrack over the past few months, Harrington's track seemed to be in mid-season form as five races were timed in 1:53 or less.
Drivers George Dennis and Jon Roberts each had three winners on the card. Allan Davis and Victor Kirby each had a driving double.
Live racing continues on a Monday through Thursday schedule. (Harrington)