WASHINGTON, PA, June 10, 2022 — Captain Cowgirl (Captaintreacherous) obtained her sophomore marketing campaign off to a middling begin, however Pennsylvania’s freshman harness racing champion will attempt to proper the ship in Saturday’s $133,830 PA Sires Stake for 3-year-old filly pacers at Hollywood On line casino at The Meadows.
The cardboard additionally includes a $60,000 PA Stallion Collection stake for sophomore filly pacers. Particular put up time for the Belmont Day program is 11:30.
Captain Cowgirl banked greater than $250,000 final 12 months and captured the PASS title by a nostril at The Meadows. However in her seasonal debut in a PASS leg at Harrah’s Philadelphia, she discovered herself going a troublesome first-over journey. The filly eyeballed the winner, Treacherous Dragon, however finally drained and completed fourth.
“She obtained caught in a foul journey, and it’s means too early within the season for that,” says Jim King, Jr., who trains Captain Cowgirl for Jo Ann Looney-King and Kenneth Frieder. “A number of the fillies have gone to the Grand Circuit races at Mohawk this weekend, so the sector ought to be extra to our liking.”
Certainly, Captain Cowgirl leaves from put up 4 (race 4, Aaron Merriman) in a small subject of 5, which means journey ought to be no issue.
King says he’s made no main adjustments with the filly this 12 months.
“She was fairly good final 12 months, so she didn’t must do a variety of maturing. We’re utilizing longer hopples. She skilled very properly this week, and we anticipate an excellent displaying out of her. There’s loads of pace within the race, and if all of them use it, that shall be to our benefit. We’re considering that this race will get her season underway.”
King signifies Captain Cowgirl will race primarily in Pennsylvania this 12 months however is eligible to a number of of the profitable year-end stakes.
Within the different division of the PASS, which is called the Adios Betty, domestically primarily based Lydeo (race 1, put up 4, Mike Wilder) has been put in because the 2-1 morning line favourite off a spot end in her PASS opener.
On Friday, the cardboard at Hollywood On line casino at The Meadows will function a pair of carryovers plus one pool assure that, collectively, are value $23,021.55.
The alternatives kick off with the Early Decide 4 (race 2), the place The Meadows has established a $5,000 total-pool assure (prompted by a $1,539.20 carryover) in affiliation with the US Trotting Affiliation Strategic Wagering Initiative.
Subsequent, the Jackpot Decide 5 (race 4) presents a carryover of $14,577.66. Lastly, the Tremendous Hello-5 (race 13) sports activities a carryover of $3,443.51.
Friday’s program begins at 5:10 PM.
by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows Standardbred House owners Affiliation