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Personal Ad A Longshot Winner In Open

Wednesday, April 28, 2010  By: Standardbred Canada


Personal Ad, driven by Jim Morrill Jr., was a 30-1 longshot winner in the $28,000 Open Handicap Pace for fillies and mares Wednesday, April 28 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.


Leaving from the four post, Personal Ad was first over on the outside of the front running No. 9 Flirtiscape (Anthony Napolitano) with the quarter clicked off in :26.2, half in :56.1 and three-quarters in 1:24.2.


Coming down the stretch, Personal Ad and Fox Valley Topaz (David Miller) dueled to the wire with the latter charging up the passing lane and Personal Ad on the outside. Personal Ad won by a head with Laughandbehappy (John Campbell) finishing third, a length and a quarter behind.


Ken Sherman trains Personal Ad, a four-year-old Artiscape mare now with three wins in eight starts in 2010. Prior to this race, Personal Ad was second in last week’s Open Handicap Pace for the gals.


Feeling You (Morrill Jr.), trained by George Berkner, turned in the fastest time of four divisions of the second leg of the Wilkes-Barre Pace for three-year-old fillies. The time of the winning effort was 1:52.3.


No Bad Luck, a three-year-old Badlands Hanover filly, remained unbeaten in her career, winning another division of the Wilkes-Barre Pace with Morrill Jr. driving. No Bad Luck, now five-for-five lifetime, is trained by George Teague Jr.


In total, Morrill Jr. had five wins on the 16-race card.


(With files from Pocono Downs)


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