Tuesday's (Aug. 27) edition of Racing Roundup features a results stories from Harrington Raceway and Saratoga.
Lorrie Please takes Harrington feature
|Lorrie Please (1) fought off Monochromatic to win the Harrington feature in 1:53.2.|
Harrington, DE--Lorrie Please ($3.40, George Dennis) earned her ninth win of the season with a 1:53.2 triumph in the featured $19,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.
Trained by Doug Lewis for owners Allen and Ira Kaplan and David Sheib, the 6-year-old Western Ideal mare was sent for the early lead from her rail post position and fought off a fierce charge from Monochromatic through the stretch to hold on for a narrow margin of victory. Melissa’s Fancy finished third.
Lorrie Please boosted her seasonal bankroll to nearly $130,000. It was one of four driving winners for Harrington’s leading driver, George Dennis.
Western Luke (Western Cyclone) set a lifetime mark in Tuesday’s $6,000 featured race at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Having drawn his best post position in almost two months, Western Luke sat patiently off the pace before swinging three-wide around the final turn and drew away in the stretch. The Robyn Mangiardi-trained 4-year-old proved best in a career-best 1:55.3 with Chris Long in the sulky. Knockout Art (Bruce Aldrich Jr.) finished second while Down N Dirty (Stephane Bouchard) earned the show spot in the conditioned claimer for young pacers. Live racing will continue on Wednesday night at Saratoga at 7:05 p.m., ET.