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Berkshire Eyes Another Snapshot In Saturday Feature At Cal Expo
Thursday, June 9, 2011 - by Mark Ratzky, Publicity -- Cal Expo

Berkshire, fresh from two straight wins for owner Jenn Petrelli, conditioner Frank Petrelli and driver Steve Wiseman, heads the field for Saturday night’s (June 11) featured $4,500 Trot at Cal Expo.
 
The son of Revenue S used front-end tactics to get the job done two weeks ago, as he was parked a modest quarter-plus to the top, then came home smartly to hold safe by three-quarters of a length over Franks Best in that contest.
 
Sent off the 9-5 chalk in his most recent tour, Berkshire put his versatility on display as he sat at the back of the pack through the early stages, launched a big move off the final turn and prevailed by two lengths with Wiseman.  He looms the main threat no matter how things transpire during the early stages. 
 
Giles L S Hanover is a 6-year-old by S J’s Photo who campaigns for the partnership of Marty Garey, Hank Wieseneck and trainer Bob Johnson with Lemoyne Svendsen handling the lines.  This one packs a solid punch in the lane and completed the exacta behind Berkshire last week.  He recorded back-to-back scores on May 13 and 19 with softer company, on both occasions saving his best trotting for the stretch.
 
The field is completed by Aston Boko with Scott Cisco; Putoneonnetformom for Rocky Stidham; Broadway Victory with owner/trainer John McKeon; Foxy Lady De Vie, who gives the Petrelli barn two looks and has the trainer in the sulky; and Franks Best, to be guided by Jim Lackey.
 
Live racing resumes at Cal Expo on Thursday (June 9) and continues through Saturday (June 11).  Post-time on Thursday is 5:30 p.m. (PDT).  Post-time on Friday (June 10) & Saturday is 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.  On Thursday nights through the end of the winter-spring meet, Cal Expo offers the Late Pick-4 with a $10,000 guaranteed pool.  Further, the takeout for the Late Pick-4 will be lowered to 15 percent, as it will also be on the Early Pick-4.

On Saturdays, Cal Expo offers a reduced 15 percent takeout rate on both the Early & Late Pick-4 with the Late Pick-4 now having a $15,000 gross guaranteed pool.  Additionally, for winning wagers made on the Late Pick-4 online at TwinSpires.com or on track at Cal Expo, a bonus payout of 17.65 percent of the gross Late Pick 4 mutuel payoff will be paid.