Maine Sires Stakes activity returned to Scarborough Downs on Sunday as the 2-year-old pacing colt divisions split out into two dashes contested for purses of $10,153 apiece.
Sailor Jerry steamed full speed ahead as he continued his undefeated streak by scoring his fifth career victory. The Maine-bred son of Cheyenne Hollywood has answered every call this season while being deftly handled by driver Andy Harrington for owner/trainer Mike Graffam. Sailor Jerry sat second in the early going but reclaimed the lead with little trouble at the quarter and from that point on, the race became a mere formality as the freshman colt was never seriously threatened, completing the mile timed in a leisurely 2:00.4.
Apollo's Chariot (Ron Cushing) was second; Cruzin Maverick (David Ingraham) rallied for third.
Victory was claimed in the second division by Pembroke Wildcat (Heath Campbell), who took a new lifetime mark of 1:59.1 as he insisted on a front-end seat while grinding to the lead through a zippy opening panel of :28.4. The William Varney-owned son of Western Maverick never looked back from that point as he glided to a 5 3/4-length margin to grab his third Maine Sire's win from four career starts.
Hardcorjohnypawn (Kevin Switzer) was second, while Reckless Rebel (Gary Mosher) was third. (Scarborough Downs)