Jim King Jr. and Tim Tetrick's Powerful Charger ($8.40, Victor Kirby) notched his seventh win of the year Wednesday in his 1:54.1 triumph in the $16,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway.
The 7-year-old Powerful Emotion gelding stalked pacesetter Tough Mac throughout the mile before edging clear of that rival in the final strides. Rolls Blue Chip finished third.
Trained by co-owner King Jr., it was the 29th career win for Powerful Charger. It is sure to be an eventful week for trainer King Jr., who trains Wakizashi Hanover (5/2, Tim Tetrick), a North American Cup elimination winner who will compete in the $1 million final at Mohawk Racetrack (Ontario, Canada) on Saturday June 20. The North American Cup Final is slated as the 12th race on the Mohawk program with an estimated post time of 10:40 p.m.
Kirby had three driving wins on the program. Art Stafford Jr. had two wins.