by Al Cimaglia
June 29, 2019
The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono will be the host to four Sun Stake Finals with cumulative purses of $1.8 million. Grand Circuit action will headline the 14-race card. Some of the best 3-year-olds as well as aged pacers and trotters will be in
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Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
Race 9-James Lynch Final-$300,000 Purse
1-Warrawee Ubeaut (5/2)-Gets a post edge, likes PcD, is sharp and loves to win, the top choice.
5-Treacherous Reign (3-1)-Last wasn't bad but there is more to offer, Dunn could leave and get a pocket ride.
4-Stonebridge Soul (10-1)-Can make multiple moves and at 10-1 in the ML is well worth using in gimmicks.
$10 Exacta 1-5, $5 Exacta 1-4
Race 10-Max Hempt Final-$500,000 Purse
2-Proof (5/2)-Was dominate last week and is very sharp. Winner of 4 of 6 at PcD looks a cut above the rest.
8-CaptainVictorious (7/2)-Looked like Lasix worked in last and could be even sharper tonight, but this post hurts.
7-Shake That House (4/1)-Another who loves the track, may fire out and if gets the top, chances go up.
$10 Exacta 2-8, $10 Exacta 2-7
Race 11-Ben Franklin Final-$500,000 Purse
2-Springsteen (5-1)-Allard boys won this stake last year and with this post draw off a big effort, I will put on top.
4-Western Fame (5/2)-The stablemate of #2 and the top threat, best to respect, looked razor sharp off the bench.
1-McWicked (3-1)-Always a threat and could be sitting on a big try in 4th start of year, but the trip could be tough.
$10 Win on 2
$10 Exacta Box 2-4, $5 Exacta 2,4/1
Race 12-Earl Beal Jr. Final-$500,000 Purse
2-Greenshoe (2-1)-Appears the best and this post doesn't hurt, his race to lose.
1-Green Manalishi S (3-1)-Melander's 1B will be close enough to pick-up the pieces if #2 fails to finish the deal.
5-Osterc (10-1)-A nice colt that will likely have trouble getting the top but in the mix and will use underneath.
$10 Exacta 2-1, $5 Exacta 2-5
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