Fred And Ginger and Lolique Star in Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Feature Races
April 21, 2012
Pacer Fred And Ginger and trotter Lolique won the feature races for their respective gaits on a sloppy Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Each of the features was a condition for winners of over $25,000 lifetime and carried a purse of $25,000.
On the pacing side, Fred And Ginger got some revenge on Drop Red, who beat him in the same class a week ago. With Matt Kakaley in the bike for trainer Ron Burke, Fred And Ginger, the 4-5 favorite, pounced on the leader in the stretch after a pocket trip to win by two lengths in 1:51:4. Drop Red settled for the place while Bet The Town picked up the show.
For the trotters, Lolique, the 1-5 choice, controlled matters from when he took the lead at the 3/8-mile marker all the way home. The 9-year-old standout from the barn of John Wagner won for the first time this season, as Jim Morrill Jr. guided him home to a three-quarter-length win over Don’t Know Chip in 1:54:4. Sand Top Gun was third.