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Four Starz Sue wins in 1:49.4 at Pocono

June 19, 2010

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Four Starz Sue, past Pacer of the Year at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, captured the Saturday (June 19) night feature at t he Northeastern Pennsylvania racetrack with a sizzling 1:49.4 clocking.
Returning to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs after three starts at the Meadowlands, George Napolitano Jr. made a quarter pole move to the front to take the lead from Gallant Yankee (Todd Schadel). Opening quarter was clicked off in 26.2.

Four Starz Sue took the seven horse field to the half in 54.1 and three-quarters in 1:22 before winning by 2 and ¾ lengths over Special Report (Larry Stalbaum) with third-place going to Gallant Yankee, three lengths back.

Trained by Carmine Fusco, Four Starz Sue was winning for the third time in 12 starts in 2010 and the seven-year-old pacing gelding pushed his life earnings to near the $500,000 mark. The race was for non-winners of $11,350 last five starts or 11 extended pari-mutuels races life.

In a $25,000 claiming pace Saturday evening, it was Year Of The Dragon (Tony Morgan) storming down the stretch to beat The Quiet Village (Jim Morrill Jr.) and Whythehellnot N (Stalbaum) with the clocking reading 1:52.2.
Year Of The Dragon, trained by Michael Rashkin, was a 16-1 longshot in this race.

Napolitano Jr., the meet’s leading driver, had six wins through 12 races of the Saturday evening program. (Pocono)

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