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17-1 long shot breaks maiden in series

09:23 AM 09 Apr 2021 NZST
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Franklin County (#4) and trainer-driver Wilbur Yoder hold off Wholelotatrot
Chris Gooden photo
Treasure Gems K and driver Dave Palone
Chris Gooden photo

WASHINGTON, PA, April 8, 2021 -- Franklin County broke his maiden in spectacular fashion Thursday at The Meadows, springing a 17-1 upset in the Margaret Provost Memorial Trot in a sharp 1:56.3. Treasure Gems K captured the other $12,500 second-leg division in the series for 3-year-old harness racing filly trotters.

Franklin County hit the ticket only once in his five previous outings, but he left alertly for trainer/driver Wilbur Yoder, settling into the pocket behind opening-leg winner Night Flyer K. The daughter of Southwind Frank - Hiya Lady rolled past Night Flyer K in the lane and held off Wholelotatrot to prevail by a neck for owner McMullen Stable. Night Flyer K saved show.

FRANKLIN COUNTY REPLAY

 

Treasure Gems K controlled the mile for Dave Palone, never enduring a threatened moment en route to a career-fastest 1:55.2 victory. Although her margin over Kommin On Strong was only 1/2 length, Treasure Gems K was wrapped up late. Cash N Chips, who was forced wide by a breaker while rallying, was a hard-luck third.

Norm Parker trains the daughter of Encore Encore-Treasure Bank for Norm Parker Stable and Tom Klosky, Jr.

TREASURE GEMS K REPLAY

 

Dan Rawlings, Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. and Palone each enjoyed a three-bagger on the 14-race card.

Live racing at The Meadows continues Friday, first post 12:45 PM.

For full race results, click here. 

by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

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