Allstar Legend romped to a dazzling 1:48.2 victory in the fourth and final division of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes, worth approximately $80,000 a piece, for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Friday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia.
George Teague Jr. trainee Allstar Legend gave driver Tim Tetrick his third PASS victory of the day with the sparkling nine and a quarter length victory over Mudslide (John Campbell) and Atta Boy Dan (Brett Miller).
Allstar Legend fired to command from post four and carved out fractions of :27, :55.1, and 1:22 before opening up daylight on the field with a :26.2 final frame. The 4-5 favourite paid $3.80 to win.
The time of the mile just missed the world record for three-year-old male pacers on a five-eighths mile track by one-fifth of a second, which was set by another Teague trainee, Custard The Dragon, in his Adios elimination at The Meadows last year.
The Four Starzzz Shark-Lifetime Gal colt, who failed to make the Pepsi North America Cup final last weekend after getting away near the back of the pack and finishing six and a half lengths behind Dapper Dude in his elimination, notched his third win in six outings and fourth lifetime in 16 starts while lifting his bankroll to $171,242. He is owned by breeder Brittany Farms and John Cherveny.
Tetrick also won the first two divisions with E Z Noah and Bakin On The Beach.
Favourite E Z Noah cleared to command past the quarter ahead of Star Recruit (Brett Miller) and held off that foe at the finish by a neck in a career-best 1:50.3 to remain undefeated in five seasonal starts. McBoogie (Andy Miller) finished nearly eight lengths behind in third. The John Butenschoen trainee paid $4.60 to win. The son of Western Terro-Her Mattjesty is owned by the Vip Internet Stable LLC and the Baron Racing Stable.
Tetrick earned another PASS victory off a second over trip with the Mark Harder-conditioned Bakin On The Beach. The McArdle-Elizabeth Street gelding prevailed by one and a quarter lengths in a new mark of 1:49.4 over Easy Again (Montrell Teague) and McAtta Boy (Yannick Gingras). The 4-1 third choice returned $10.80 to his backers. He's now two-for-six this year for Harder and co-owner Bruce Soulsby.
With Corey Callahan in the bike, I Like Dreamin pulled the pocket after the opening quarter and turned back a challenge from Eastwood Blue Chip (Ron Pierce) to win the third dvision in 1:50.4, a new lifetime mark. Favourite Mcerlean (David Miller) rallied off cover, but came up three-quarters of a length short at the wire. Cold Hearted Shark (Montrell Teague) closed well from the backfield to show. I Like Dreamin paid $18.40 to win as the 8-1 fourth choice. The McArdle-Im Not Dreamin colt has won half of his six sophomore starts for trainer Sam DePinto, owner-breeder Lomangino Standardbreds and co-owner Leo Lomangino.