Napolitano brothers sweep Pocono features
April 11, 2017
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The Napolitano brothers, Anthony and George, accounted for both divisions of the featured $16,000 trot at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, the first Monday card of the year, after the pair had both won four races at the mountain oval on Sunday night.
Anthony was first to Victory Lane in the "nw 5 races" events, putting a new mark of 1:55.4 on the Muscle Mass stallion Mass Balance after rallying him from the pocket into a :57.2 half to win by a nose over the late-charging Lindylicious. Andrew Harris, who trained three of Anthony's four winners on Sunday, also conditions the winner of $143,196 for Synerco Ventures Inc.
George then captured the other feature section with the Muscles Yankee mare Catch All, who was making her first start of the year but still reduced her mark to 1:56.3. The Paul Fusco trainee, owned by Howard Jacobs, made every pole a winning one in turning back Barnaby Rudge by 1¼ lengths.
Catch All was also the eighth straight favorite to win on the Monday Pocono card, after the chalk lost out in the first three. (Pocono/PHHA)