Lis Mara gelding Ontario Success rallied from last to take the $20,000 pacing feature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday, September 2 in 1:51.2.
Milliondollarwave and Maxdaddy Blue Chip hooked wheels coming out of the first turn, with several of the horses directly in behind compromised by the mishap. Napolitano took Ontario Success wide passing the stands to avoid major trouble, but was parked in third circling the turn.
Wearing down El Bloombito, who had emerged with the lead after the early trouble, Ontario Success then held off a late bid from second-over Bruce’s Magic to win by a length. Ron Burke trains the winner of $425,430 for his family’s Burke Racing Stable LLC and Weaver Bruscemi LLC.
Pocono resumes racing Sunday, September 3 at 7:30 p.m., and then on Monday, September 4 Pocono will start racing at its new post time of 4:30 p.m. The Labor Day Monday card features the $1.2-million Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championships for two-year-olds.