Oneida Blue Chip wins Philly feature
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A trio of $16,000 co-features were also on theWednesday card. The event for trotters went to Brown Bear, a developing son of Cantab Hall who is now three-for-four this season after finishing strongly to take this contest in 1:56. Speaking of the term "owner/trainer/driver," Francisco Del Cid has filled the term in Brown Bear's last two starts, both victories. The driver in his other win? Simons!
In the first of the two co-featured paces, Thedaythemusicdied put it all together for Don McLean fans and driver Pat Lachance, circling from sixth at the midway point while stepping his back half in :54.3 to take a new lifetime mark of 1:52.4 with a four length victory. Kathleen La Montagne trains the altered son of Rocknroll Hanover, and she also co-owns him with Donald La Montagne.
In the other section, Darling's Dragon finally snapped a string of six straight seconds, and he did it with authority, controlling the early pace and then throwing successive :27.1 quarters home while taking a new mark of 1:51.3. The son of Dragon Again completed a double for the team of driver Donald and trainer Marie Dupont. Marie also had a double as an owner, as she co-owns this winner of $211,618 with Demetre Skaoyannis.
Tim Tetrick widened his lead in the Harrah's driver dash-winning derby as he piloted home four winners. (Harrah's Philadelphia/PHHA)