Sons of Captaintreacherous won five of the six $20,000 third-round Pennsylvania Stallion Series events for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Monday afternoon (May 27) at Harrah’s Philadelphia, but a Somebeachsomewhere gelding — Prince Of Tides — posted the fastest time by virtue of a 1:50 win.
Eric Carlson, who drove four winners on the afternoon, moved Prince Of Tides to the lead in front of the stands, and the sophomore came home with a powerful :54.1 final half to be 6-1/4 lengths clear of favourite Skip To My Lou. Ross Croghan trains Prince Of Tides for the Let It Ride Stables, Mr. Dana Parham and Howard Taylor.
Carlson had another Stallion Series winner in Odds On Boca Raton, who is now perfect in two Stallion Series starts after a 1:52.1 victory. Odds On Boca Raton went right to the top and discouraged all other challengers, finishing a length better than Stienams Beach for Odds On Racing and trainer Tony Alagna, who posted a Stallion Series triple.
The other two Alagna winners were driven by Dexter Dunn. The Dunn-Alagna pairing included U S Captain, who is undefeated in three 2019 starts after taking a new mark of 1:50.2. The promising pacer controlled the throttle and kept pocket-sitting Cloudbreak 3-1/4 lengths at bay for Brittany Farms, Brad Grant, Joseph Barbera and U S Captain Racing.
The other win for Dunn and Alagna was produced by Waterway, who took his second start of the year after a third in his seasonal debut. Dunn moved Waterway to the lead in front of the grandstand and had smooth sailing from there, withstanding Champagneonthebeach by three-quarters of a length in 1:52.1 for Alagna And Begley Stable, Santo and Joseph Barbera and David Silverman.
The final two Stallion winners both took new marks: one was Latissimus Hanover, who took his fifth straight win and lowered his mark to 1:50.3 with Mark MacDonald aboard for trainer Ray Schnittker. In the other division, Revelry swung wide coming into the lane and just caught Seafarer by a nose in 1:51.1. George Napolitano Jr. guided the winning gelding for trainer Tom Cancelliere.
(with files from PHHA/Harrah's Philadelphia)