Baximum Impresses in Grand Circuit racing at Pocono July 7, 2010

Posted by Frank Cotolo on Monday, July 12, 2010 2:42 PM
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Baximum, with Corey Callahan in the sulky, scored a wire to wire victory in the opening division of the Scott Frost W.N. Reynolds Memorial at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

The 3-year-old Cantab Hall trotter, trained by Jonas Czernyson, was almost seven lengths ahead of the second-place finisher, Nightime Flash (Mike Simons) with a new life mark of 1:54.2. This marked the second win in seven starts in 2010 for Baximum. Third in this division was Thors Hammer (Andrew McCarthy).

MM’s Lucky Boy (Simons), a 6-1 shot, captured the second division of the Scott Frost with the timer reading 1:55.3. This was the first win this season for MM’s Lucky Boy, who was making his seventh start of 2010. Roland Mallar trains MM’s Lucky Boy.

Tempest De vie (Frode Fladen), a 60-1 longshot, finished second behind MM’s Lucky Boy with third-place going to 2-1 Jetblue Volo, who led most of the way from the eight post.

The final division for the 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters was won by 2-5 favorite Red Light (Jim Morrill Jr.). Red Light, trained by Erv Miller, was a winner in 1:56.3. Second in this race was Tough Call (George Napolitano Jr.) with third-place going to Can’t Lose (Corey Callahan). This marked the sixth win in 10 starts for Red Light, trained by Erv Miller.

Trainer Ron Burke and catch driver Matt Kakaley collected two Lorraine W.N. Reynolds Memorial wins for 2-year-old pacing fillies. The wins came with Hasty Pulse (1:53.4) and Foxy Lady (1:56).

Driver Napolitano Jr. also had two Lorraine W.N. Reynolds Memorial victories Wednesday night. He scored victories with MothermayI Hanover with a time of 1:54.3 and McAce of Arts, 1:53.2. McAce of Arts, trained by Ross Claridge, had the fastest time of the five divisions for the 2-year-old filly pacers. Luis Porfilio owns and trains MothermayI Hanover.

Show And Tell, trained by Jim Campbell and driven by Jason Bartlett, won the opening division for the 2-year-old pacing fillies, stopping the timer in 1:55.4. Grand Circuit Week continues Saturday night with 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers and 2-year-old filly trotters.

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