The team of owner Bob Key, trainer Trish Adams and driver Jim Morrill Jr., accounted for two of the four $15,000 divisions of the second preliminary round of the Bobby Weiss Series for trotting females Tuesday night (April 10) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
Baby Wants, a Conway Hall filly, had not won in 14 prior career starts and was up against the heavily-favored Myrna Myrna, the fastest winner in the first prelim, but was moved to the lead in front of the stands by Morrill. She then stepped home in 1:57.2 to post a half-length decision over the chalk, who came from sixth at the half.
The other winner for Morrill/Adams/Key was, Corrupt, a Deweycheatumnhowe filly. She was a good-closing third in her Weiss bow with Morrill using the same early move tactic that helped Baby Wants.
Deweycheatumnhowe got a second siring credit and Anthony Napolitano posted the first of his two Weiss wins on the night when the 4-year-old Dewitonemoretime raced on the engine and held off Åke Svanstedt’s white trotting mare, Via Lattea IT, by a head while equaling her mark of 1:57.3 in her seasonal bow.
Scott Betts trains the winner for owners Timothy Betts and Nicholas Catalano. First-round winner Miss Ruby made an early break but rallied from last to be third here.
I M Fishin was favored in the first leg of the Weiss, but had to settle for third after a good recovery from an early miscue while Ms American Muscle posted the victory last Tuesday.
This week Ms American Muscle was the victim of a lapse from gait and I M Fishin (Anthony Napolitano), with the 1:56.3 final clocking lowered her speed tab by just over two seconds to win the event.
Jody Riedel conditions the victorious ABC Garland mare for Super Mile LLC. (Pocono/PHHA)