Mano Cornuto, Dube tops in Stallion Series
from Harrah's Chester publicity department
Driver Daniel Dube scored a stakes hat trick on the Thursday (June 17) afternoon card at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack, and Mano Cornuto took top honours among eight $20,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for three-year-old pacing fillies.
Mano Cornuto, a three-year-old daughter of Village Jolt out of Malocchio, was forwardly-placed on the first turn, pressing the pace to a :28.2 quarter before clearing the lead. Daniel Dube had no issue controlling the middle stages of the race, facing no pressure until the top of the stretch, where Mano Cornuto responded to stave off a hard-closing Marymary Fra to score a 1:53.3 victory.
Dube also won with Discoverer (Four Starzzz Shark, 1:54.2) and She Can Dance (The Panderosa, 1:56.0) in their respective divisions. Other division winners were:
- Feel the Jolt (Village Jolt, 1:54.3, Corey Callahan)
- Star Keeper (Four Starzzz Shark, 1:54.0, Andy McCarthy)
- O Lucky Me (The Panderosa, 1:54.0, George Napolitano)
- Princessofdarkness (The Panderosa, 1:54.3, Mike Wilder)
- Artificial Flowers (Four Starzzz Shark, 1:54.3, Andy Miller)
Three divisions of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies headline tomorrow's card, along with a star-studded Open Trot. First post is 12:45 p.m. eastern time.
[Photo of Mano Cornuto (#7) staving off Marymary Fra (#2) courtesy World Wide Racing Photos]