Reynolds action at Pocono
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John Campbell left his imprint on Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Tuesday afternoon, picking up three wins to highlight W.N. Reynolds Stakes action.
Campbell piloted a pair of fillies to their second consecutive stakes victories. Bether Always, from the barn of Charles Sylvester, followed up a win in the Acorn at he Meadowlands by winning a Reynolds division in 1:59.3. Campbell then guided Athena Hanover, from the barn of his brother Jim, to a victory in her split in 1:59.1, the fastest time posted in the six trotting divisions.
Campbell added a Reynolds win aboard 3-year-old pacing colt Ruff Me Up, who comes from the barn of Steve Elliott. They followed cover on the backstretch before rallying in the stretch for the win in 1:52.
Driver Tim Tetrick also chalked up a pair of Reynolds wins. Tetrick captured the other division for 3-year-old colt pacers aboard Double Your Moves, who fired from behind in the stretch to win in 1:51.4 for the Jerry Evilsizor barn. Tetrick, the nation’s leading driver in \'07, also pulled off the day’s biggest upset by leading the trotting filly Saorse, at 27-1, to a win in 2:01.
The remaining trotting divisions were captured by Kadealia, a winner on the engine in 2:02.1 for trainer/driver George Dennis; Three Palms, who led all the way to prevail in 1:59.4 with Daniel Dube doing the driving for trainer Larry Remmen; and Flower Lane, who stayed unbeaten after two lifetime stakes starts for trainer Ray Schnittker with a win in 2:00.3. Dave Palone did the driving for Flower Lane, picking up his sixth Reynolds win of the week. (Mohegan Sun press release)