Brazuca Fastest In Stallion Series

Published: May 10, 2017 05:07 pm EDT

There were five, $20,000 divisions of Stallion Series races for Pennsylvania-bred three-year-old filly pacers on Wednesday afternoon (May 10) at Harrah's Philadelphia.

In the first division, it was John Cancelliere's Brazuca (driven by Corey Callahan) making her 2017 debut a successful one. The daughter of Bettors Delight drove right to the top and made every call a winning one, stopping the clock in 1:51.2, a lifetime's best. It was her sixth win in 11 career starts, her first on lasix.

The second division went to Chris Ryder trainee Warrawee Sunshine (Andy McCarthy). The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere used a pocket trip behind the speed of Freakonomics (George Napolitano Jr.) to score in a lifetime's best 1:53. Warrawee Sunshine picked up her first win of the season, after chasing the red-hot Cousin Mary for four consecutive weeks in the Weiss Series at Pocono. Warrawee Sunshine is owned by Henderson Farms and Jeffrey Yingling.

Division 3 was captured by 19-1 longshot Rockin Kasbah (Chris Ryder). The daughter of Rocknroll Hanover made the front despite being parked the opening quarter. She answered the stretch challenge of pocket sitter Give Up The Ghost (Tim Tetrick) to win in 1:54.4, the first of her career. She is owned by Craig Henderson, Bob Mondillo, and Richard Lombardo, and part-owned by trainer Chris Ryder.

There was another upset in Division 4, as Anatolia Farm's Dontwantalkaboutit (Andy McCarthy) held on for a victory. The daughter of Ponder led for the first five-eighths of the mile before being overpowered by another longshot, Caroline Hanover (Christian Lind). She, however, broke at the eighth pole, allowing Dontwantalkaboutit to reclaim the lead. She held off favourite YS Tallia (Simon Allard) in the final strides, clocking a lifetime's best 1:54.2. The Jacob Hartline trainee paid $94 to win.

The fifth and final division went to Brian Brown trainee Stormy Seduction (Tim Tetrick). The daughter of Well Said brushed to the top past the quarter and stayed on strong for her third career win in four starts. She stopped the clock in 1:54.2 tying her lifetime's best. She is owned by Spring Haven Farm and Jennifer Brown.

(Harrah’s Philadelphia)