Monte Begins at Pocono
June 26, 2013
Saturday June 29thbrings out the best racing action in North America, and that includes two Monte (RUS) America early non-wagering events, both with full fields of eight. Race 1 is highlighted by veteran Free-For-All trotter Andover America, a recent monte qualifying winner at Gaitway. Melina Giroso will ride for trainer Daryl Bier and owner McTrade Enterprises. He will be challenged by the 2012 monte winner Chinese Cuisine with Tina Duer in the irons for trainer John Duer and the Jenny Melander handled Waldorf Hall. Race 2 brings out the Ron Burke trained Celebrity Playboy with Maria Andersson up. Expect a challenge from Helene Gregory aboard Sundance Bayama for trainer Henrik Lundell and today’s Monticello qualifying winner Motown Dreamgirl with Jennifer Lowery up. This Robert Lounsbury trainee circled the Monticello half-mile oval in 2:02.4h.
Fields and riders are listed below, each race for a $10,000 purse:
Race 1 Monte RUS
- Andover America, Melinda Giroso
- Admirable Hanover, Jennifer Connor
- Ringside Lauryn, Susanne Kovacic
- Chinese Cuisine, Tina Duer
- Fort Valley As, Karen Isbell
- Muscles Marinara, Mary Dolce Conti
- Waldorf Hall, Jenny Melander
- Hour Lavec, Brittney Ohol
Race 2 Monte RUS
- Up The Middle, Megan Coombe
- Sundance Bayama, Helene Gregory
- First Tail U See, Ashley Eldred
- Amoreena, Marielle Enberg
- Motown Dreamgirl, Jennifer Lowrey
- Mystic Splendor, Jocelyn Lavigne
- Celebrity Playboy, Maria Andersson
- Lets Get Serious N, Jennifer Connor
Be there to support our monte participants and to enjoy top-flight trotting and pacing action at Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs.
Jenny Melander (Nigel Soult photo)
Stall Trot Inc.
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