In Friday’s On Tap feature, we raised several questions that the weekend’s racing figured to answer. Those answers:
- Can Bowie-based Miss Behaviour, trained by Phil Schoenthal, carry her speed a mile and earn her second graded win in the Grade 3, $500,000 Delta Downs Princess?
- No. Sent off as the 2.60-1 second choice, the two year-old filly didn’t have the cleanest early trip and then emptied out. Rider Sheldon Russell guided her to a three-wide spot just off the early pace, and she remained there up the backstretch. Rounding the turn for home, however, she ran out of gas, ultimately finishing a well-beaten fifth.
- Can apprentice rider Victor Carrasco — on a recent hot streak with three-win outings on Wednesday and Thursday at Laurel Park — continue his winning ways and late-season push for an Eclipse Award?
- Yes and no. Carrasco registered two more victories on Friday, aboard two year-old maiden special weight winner Aruban Truth and aboard four year-old maiden claiming victor Miss Glengar, but he was winless in seven tries on Saturday.
- Can Jack’s the Won win his fourth straight at Penn National on Saturday night?
- Yes. The three year-old, sent off at 1-2, won easily to notch his fourth straight victory. He moved clear on the final turn and had enough in the tank to win by two despite drifting out in the lane. He was claimed from trainer Tim Kreiser by Tim Ritchey.
- Will the hits keep on coming for Pennsylvania racing?
- Could be. According to prosecutors following the arrest of three trainers and a clocker at Penn National, the investigation is continuing, and many expect further arrests to come. The weather forecast for Wednesday night — a big night of racing at Penn National, with four stakes on tap — calls for rain, wind, and cold in Grantville. Meanwhile, weather forced Parx Racing to cancel on Sunday.
- Will 42 be a charm for Patcharoany?
- No. The seven year-old ran ninth — last — in a maiden claiming event for West Virginia-breds. He was sent off at a bit less than 8-1, making him the fourth choice, made a mild middle move to get within two of the lead before fading.
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