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WASHINGTON, PA, July 25, 2018 -- Bella's Punkett released the 1-2 favorite, Expose Yourself, past the quarter, then charged past her in the lane to capture Wednesday's feature at The Meadows, a $13,000 Filly & Mare Conditioned/Optional Claiming Trot. Bella's Punkett was claimed from her last race at Harrah's Philadelphia by trainer Ron Burke for owner Howard Taylor for a base price of $12,500. Though she faced several disadvantages -- new track, sloppy surface, big jump in class to a $30,000 base claiming tag -- the 6-year-old daughter of Super Punk-Nubella responded beautifully. She left alertly for Dan Rawlings, rated kindly and downed Expose Yourself by 1-1/4 lengths in 1:54.3, with the first-over Keystone Harper third. Bella's Punkett lifted her career bankroll to $109,244. Tony Hall and Jim Pantaleano each piloted three winners on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Friday, with an Adios Eve card that features a pair of Grand Circuit stakes: the $60,800 Judge Joe McGraw for 2-year-old filly trotters and the $40,400 Ed Ryan for freshman colt and gelding trotters. Special post time is 5:30 PM. by Evan Pattak, for The Meadows

HARRINGTON, DE - Round two of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) eliminations for 3-year-old harness racing trotters wrapped up Wednesday at Harrington Raceway with one $20,000 division per sex. In the colts and geldings division, Leigh Raymer, Stephen Moss and Stacy Johnson-Stafford's Super Fly ($2.10, Art Stafford Jr.) continued his dominance in the DSBF ranks with a 1:59.2 victory over Sky Marshal and Bosston Cruiser. It was the 8th career win for the Super Punk gelding. In the filly division, Shirley Shand and Serendipity Stable's Star Sapphire ($13, Russell Foster) prevailed in 1:59.2 over Deja Vu Blue and Ms. Smash. The Anders Bluestone filly surged by the leader off a pocket trip for her sixth career win for trainer Tui Stone. In the $15,000 Open Trot, Bob Shahan, Jimmy Parsons Jr. and Ashley Parsons' I Like My Boss ($10, Allan Davis) prevailed over Theresademoninme and Murmur Hanover in 1:56.3. The Don Boss Vita 7-year-old gelding registered his 37th career victory for co-owner/trainer Bob Shahan. In the $10,000 Open II Handicap, Midsize Construction's Blownoutofthewater ($3.00, Tony Morgan) was a 1:55.4 winner over All Shoes On Deck and Royal Becca J. The Jenny Bier-trainee notched back-to-back wins. Driver Ross Wolfenden took both halves of the daily double with Bryan Truitt's Bobbies Powerplay ($12.60) and Rich Ashley, Mark Salerno and Brent Ashley's Scotch Sour ($2.20) who improved to 2-for-2 locally for trainer Joe Hunderptfund Jr. with a 1:56.2 triumph. Wolfenden and Art Stafford Jr. each had three wins on the program. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE  - Leigh Raymer, Stephen Moss and Stacy Johnson-Stafford's Super Fly ($2.20, Art Stafford Jr.) was the fastest of two 3-year-old Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund divisional winners Wednesday with a 1:57.2 triumph. The Super Punk gelding dominated his $20,000 division for colts and geldings with a double-digit length romp over King's Crown Lite and Seafood Suzie Blue. Trained by Art Stafford Jr., it was the 7th career win in 14 starts for Super Fly. In the filly division, Howard Taylor, Tom Lazzaro, Mike Casalino and Dylan Davis' Deja Vu Blue ($3.40, Corey Callahan) was a front-end winner in 1:58.3 over Star Sapphire and Vandalous. Deja Vu Blue picked up where she left off from the Dover Downs DSBF races, where she swept the 3-year-old eliminations and final. Trained by Davis, it was her sixth career win. A daughter of Anders Bluestone, she has banked more than $144,000 in her career. In the $15,000 Open Trot, Zippett Racing Stable's Murmur Hanover ($13.60, Victor Kirby) capitalized on a pocket trip to prevail in 1:56.2 for trainer Jay Gannon. The 8-year-old Majestic Son gelding notched his 29th career win. Gillie The Kid was second with pacesetter I Like My Boss third. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

Michael Casalino and harness racing trainer Dylan Davis' Theresademoninme ($6, Jim Morand was victorious in the $17,500 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway in 1:54.2. The 5-year-old Kadabra gelding emerged with the lead at the top of the stretch after clearing pacesetter Somebody As, who was third. Take My Picture closed ground late to acquire second. The win established a new lifetime mark for the winner and arrived at an opportune time as trainer and co-owner Davis was celebrating his birthday. Callam Racing's Spunky Jack ($3, Roger Plante Jr.) was a 1:55 winner in the $12,500 Open II sub-featured event on the program. Trained by Steve Leblanc, it was the 21st career win for the 7-year-old Super Punk gelding, who also notched his first win of the season. Victor Kirby had three wins, while Plante Jr. had a driving double. Matthew Sparacino  

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