2 PA freshman trotting colts score in 1:57.3
August 27, 2010
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Del Cielo, a colt by Broadway Hall, and Luckycharm Hanover, by Andover Hall, were the fastest winning colts in four divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for freshman trotters Friday afternoon at The Meadows. Both scored in 1:57.3 for driver Mike Lachance.
Del Cielo, a colt out of the Malabar Man mare Not Just Blonde, took control of his $68,746 division in the last turn.
The Jean-Pierre Dubois Stable’s Just In (Dave Palone) and Pilgrims All In (John Campbell) were the leaders in the first half (:29.1 and :58.4). Going down the backstretch to the five-eighths mark Mike Lachance pulled Del Cielo from his position third at the pylons and early in the last turn the colt trotted to the front of the field.
With the three-quarter clocking in 1:28.1, Del Cielo stayed strong and steady, covering the last panel in :29.2 to win comfortably over Magnum Kosmos. Just In rallied for third.
Del Cielo was bred by the George F. Sholty Stable Inc and Sholty Stable Inc. and is now owned by George F. Sholty Stable Inc., Barbara Bongiorno and Brendan Johnson. Buzzy Sholty trains the colt, who has now won two of five starts, with two seconds and one third.
Luckycharm Hanover was settled second on the pylons as Dave Palone sent Triomphe de Vie to an early lead. Triomphe De Vie set the pace with fractions of :28.2, :58.4 and 1:27.4. The race developed a second tier, but no one seriously threatened the leader and Palone opened up a bit on the pylon-sitting Luckycharm Hanover early in the last turn.
But just before coming out of the turn Lachance tipped Luckycharm to the outside and in a flash they had the lead. Luckycharm Hanover, a colt by Andover Hall out of the Donerail mare Lady Luck Hanover, sprinted clear to win for trainer Tom Haughton. The Rudolphs and Bernard Owen own the colt, who broke his maiden with the win, but was only beaten a neck in his previous PASS outing one week earlier.
Orlando got up for second while I Love New York took third, and the pacesetting Triomphe De Vie tired to fourth.
Big Rigs crossed the wire first in the second split of the day, but didn’t get the win. The Andover Hall colt started out racing second-out from the pylons in the homestretch but continued to drift out and veered into the path Ray Paver had picked for Kash’s Cantab. The judges placed Big Rigs third, behind Kash’s Cantab, with Live Jazz awarded the win.
The three-time winner Mythical Hall, driven by Lachance, was the early leader, but by the clubhouse Palone had Big Rigs moving first-over. Big Rigs cleared at about the three-quarter mark (1:27.4).
Meanwhile, John Campbell was just getting Live Jazz into the race. They had been following in the outer tier, but when Blue Porsche broke stride at the paddock, their cover evaporated. The breaking Blue Porsche also allowed Kash’s Cantab--a Cantab Hall colt out of Ohio stakes champion O'cala Kash--an opportunity to escape from the rail.
In the homestretch Paver chose an outside route with Kash’s Cantab that was eventually impeded by the drifting Big Rigs. Campbell chose an inside path and got up for second, then was placed first. The final time for the mile when Big Rigs hit the wire was 1:58, but Live Jazz was given a time of 1:58.1.
Chuck Sylvester trains Live Jazz, a son of Andover Hall, and also shares ownership of the colt with Melvin Hartman, Neal Goldman, and Campbell’s Juniper Stable.
In the very first PASS split of the day, High Pan Tolerance gapped his cover on the last turn but then charged hard in the stretch to break his maiden in a $69,146 division.
High Pan Tolerance is trained by Ray Schnittker and was driven by Brian Sears. They settled at the pylons as the tempo was set by Buffalino Hanover, with fractions of :27.2 and :57.3 posted before Dave Palone sent $77,877-earner Not Nice, a son of Glidemaster-Justgotafeeling, up to challenge. Sears was following with High Pan Tolerance.
Not Nice took control of the race at about the three-quarter mark (1:27.2), but once the field hit the straightaway, High Pan Tolerance showed another gear and marched to victory. Groom Hanover, driven by Mike Lachance, rallied for second with Opinion Hanover following a command from driver David Ingraham for a sharp right turn and then trotting up for third.
High Pan Tolerance is a gelded son of Cantab Hall-No Pan No Gain. Peter Pan Stables Inc. bred and owns the youngster.