Homicide Hunter Gives Napolitano A Night To Remember

Homicide Hunter Gives Napolitano A Night To Remember

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by Ellen Harvey, For The Breeders Crown

Homicide Hunter (George Napolitano Jr.) slipped up the passing lane to pass Top Flight Angel (Andy Miller) to win the $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot in 1:52.3 on sloppy track. 

Homicide Hunter is trained By Chris Oakes and owned by Crawford Farms Racing.

Top Flight Angel led off the gate and hit the first quarter in :27, followed by Homicide Hunter along the rail.  Those two led the field to the :55.3 half and on to the 1:24 three-quarter marker.  In sight of the finish line, Homicide Hunter, trailing the leader, angled to the inside passing lane and overtook Top Flight Angel to win by about a length.

It was the first Breeders Crown win for Napolitano. "Wow. Words can’t even explain it," he said. “It’s unbelievable. I am so grateful.  It’s a pretty simple track to drive on, and I have the right people beside me.” On if trainer Chris Oakes had any words for him before the race, Napolitano said, “Nothing. Chris didn’t say a word. He knows I know this horse and I know the track. I usually win the four claimers, not the Breeders Crown.”

Top Flight Angel was second and Warrawee Roo was third.  The winner returned $10.20 to win, $5.20 to place, and $4.00 to show.

The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono 10/27/18 Owner - Crawford Farms Racing Trainer - Chris Oakes Driver - George Napolitano Jr Breeder - Dr Patrick Graham Race Lineup 1 Pinkman $60612(i) Yannick Gingras - Jimmy Takter 2 Dunbar Hall $147001 Jody Jamieson - Stephanie Jamieson 3 Guardian Angel As $167786 Matt Kakaley - Anette Lorentzon 4 Top Flight Angel $240662 Andy Miller - Julie Miller 5 Homicide Hunter $355770 Geo.
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