Eclipse Me N picks up second win in two days
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The Real Desire mare Eclipse Me N, coming off a 1:51.4 mile from post nine – two days ago – returned to the red clay oval at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono just over 48 hours later, and far from looking any the worse for wear, she parlayed a class drop and an improved post into a 1:51.2 victory.
Driver Simon Allard had the winner of $164,619 outside and second-over behind the lively cover of Princess Fabulosa, then got a 27 last quarter out of his charge to have him 1½ lengths clear of her opposition at the end of the $17,500 mares conditioned pacing feature. A seven-time winner this year, Eclipse Me N is trained by Simon’s brother Rene, the meet’s leading conditioner, for Allard Racing Inc., Yves Sarrazin, and Donald Mac Rae.
George Napolitano Jr. had four more winners on the Tuesday card, giving him 17 over the for-day Pocono week and, with two cards at Philly since last Friday, 25 wins in a 5-day period.
The draw for Sunday’s $1.5M spectacular card of racing, featuring four $252,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championships for three-year-olds and three $100,000 Championships for the Great Northeast Open Series, contained about everything anybody could realistically want, and then some. True fans of the sport will not want to miss the excellent racing this Sunday at The Downs, with first post set for 7 p.m.(PHHA/Pocono)