Yesterday and today: April 28 racing highlights

by | Apr 28, 2016 | Breaking, PA Racing, Pennsylvania, Racing, Regionwide

Forest Funds won an allowance at Laurel Park on April 24. Photo by The Racing Biz.

From Staff Reports



Promising Brandon Kulp trainee Chapel of Chimes posted a dominant, two-length score in a first-level, Pennsylvania-bred allowance yesterday evening at Penn National.

It was the three-year-old Etched filly’s second win from seven starts, and the sixth time in those seven tries she had finished in the money.  She has now earned $57,852.

Under Tyler Conner, Chapel of Chimes, the 1.10-1 post time favorite, dawdled at the rear of the field through the early going, with Honest Report leading by a couple after a half-mile in 49.08 seconds and three-quarters in 1:14.96.  Chapel of Chimes, making steady progress, began to rally in earnest leaving the three-eighths pole and drove clear in the final stages of the race.

Honest Report held second, four lengths clear of Start Again in third.  Running time for the flat mile was 1:42.06.


  • Her Divineness broke her maiden in yesterday’s second at Penn National, cruising to a 5 1/2 length score in 1:12.37 for six furlongs under Felix Pinero.  Trained by Robert Wolfe, Jr., Her Divineness, a Divine Park filly, has a win from eight starts.
  • Easy Ten scored an 8-1 upset in the evening’s other PA-bred allowance, this one for the boys.  Under Angel Rodriguez, who won two, he stalked the pace before taking over to win by a length over 31-1 Winning Shot.  The exact was worth $183.30.  In that same race, Drive broke down and was vanned off.
  • At least one horse was claimed in all five of the evening’s claiming races.  In all, eight horses were claimed on the night.


  • Charles Town Races will not race this evening.  The next live racing card at the track will be Friday, May 6.
  • Shiny Finish (5-2) took nine tries to win a first state-bred allowance, but the five-year-old Jump Start gelding is favored in an open allowance this evening at Penn National (race six).  The Brandon Kulp trainee has been in the money 15 of 21 starts, though with just four wins.  Perhaps the most intriguing of his rivals is Hadeea (4-1), a George Albright trainee with just three starts to his credit.  The sophomore Misbah colt has won two of those, taking state-bred maiden and allowance tests, and the runner-up from his last defeated allowance rivals next out.  But his allowance win, on March 11, was his last start — and his first try since October.  Wilfredo Corujo will ride.