Reynolds four-bagger for Morrill
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Morrill won his first Reynolds win in the first race with 3-year-old Prescious Medal with a first-up trip, stopping the timer in 1:51.1 and nipping by three-quarters of a length Lightning Elvis (Dave Palone).
In the second division of the three for the 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, Morrill made two big moves to drive race favorite Johnny Z to his second stakes victory with a time of 1:51.1.
Johnny Z, trained by George Teague Jr. and named after John Zimich, director of publicity at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, is three-for-three this season at the five-eighths mile track, including a victory in the $300,000 Max C. Hempt Memorial Pace in May.
The next stake win for Morrill came with Bullet Express, a 3-year-old trotting filly who won in 2:00.3. Jim Campbell trains Bullet Express, who was making her first lifetime start. Morrill was following favorite Bone A Fide (Palone) when the latter went offstride on the front end.
Mr. Wiggles, who is also trained by Teague Jr., won the third and final division for the 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers with Morrill in the sulky. The 1:51.2 is a new life mark. Mr. Wiggles increased his 2009 earnings to almost $495,000 with six wins in 11 starts and two second-place finishes.
Driven by Andrew McCarthy, the 4-year-old stallion rolled to a victory in 1:50.2 over the five-eighths mile track and increasing Sailing Cruise’s earnings to more than $336,000. Mickey Peterson trains Sailing Cruise. (Pocono Downs)