05/10/2017 7:38AM

Pocono: Ooh Rah wins Weiss Trotting Final

Curtis Salonick
Ooh Rah set a lifetime mark of 1:55 on Tuesday at Pocono.

Favored Ooh Rah was moved to the lead at the quarter by driver George Napolitano Jr. and went on to a fairly easy victory in the $30,000 Championship of the Bobby Weiss Series for trotting males Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

Ooh Rah and Hilarious Hero were the only two Weiss horses in this section to post three wins in their four prelims, so it seems fitting that they were 1-2 all the way around after Ooh Rah moved to the lead near the 28 1/5 quarter. The middle splits of 57 3/5 and 1:26 3/5 were not very hard on the victorious 4-year-old altered son of Credit Winner, and when Hilarious Hero vacated the pocket to make his stretch bid, Ooh Rah still had a 28 2/5 last quarter in him, staving off his major rival by a length.

The 1:55 clocking lowered Ooh Rah’s lifetime mark by a full second, and raised his seasonal tally to 12-6-1-0, with a lifetime bankroll of $74,200. Trainer Kathleen La Montagne shares ownership with Donald La Montagne.

--Edited release (PHHA/Pocono