|James Kennedy guides Putoneonnetformom|
in Thursday's trotting feature at Cal Expo.
Two back, the dark-hued trotter sat the pocket for a half, attacked turning for home and got there by a neck over Franks Best. In their most recent meeting, Putoneonnetformom made every pole a winning one to prevail by a head and lowered his career standard to 1:57.2 in the process.
Franks Best is a 4-year-old homebred son of Armbro Scribe who is owned and trained by Bob Johnson with Lemoyne Svendsen once again doing the honors. He set his mark of 1:57.1 when he won here on October 20, and has subsequently missed to his nemeses by a neck and a head in his last two trips to the post.
Completing the field are D Man, who leaves from the rail slot with Jim Lackey guiding; Shelby County, to be handled by Tony Succarotte; and Giles LS Hanover, who will have the services of Steve Wiseman. The feature will go as the second on a 10-race card.
A reminder that next week will find an abbreviated schedule, with programs on Friday and Saturday, but no racing on Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24. The regular three-night schedule will resume on Thursday, December 1 and continues through December 18.
Live racing resumes at Cal Expo on Thursday (November 17) at 5:30 p.m. (PST) and continues on Friday (November 18) & Saturday (November 19) at 6:00 p.m. On Thursday and every live card, Cal Expo offers free admission, as well as free preferred & general parking after 4:30 p.m. Also on Thursday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Cal Expo offers a complete Lasagna dinner, which includes salad and bread, for just $3.00. Additionally on Thursday, beer & wine can be purchased for $3.00 each as well.
Cal Expo now offers a reduced 15 percent takeout rate on all Pick 4’s (Thursday/Friday nights in partnership with the USTA Strategic Wagering Committee). In addition, all Late Pick 4’s will come with a $10,000-guaranteed pool. On Saturday night, there will be a 0% takeout on successful Late Pick 4 tickets made at Cal Expo or at Twinspires.com.