$600,000 yearling Ineffable fastest in PA All Stars
July 19, 2020
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The freshman trotting fillies Pub Crawl and Insta Glam added a Pennsylvania All-Stars victory at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on the Sunday twilight card after winning a Pennsylvania Sires Stakes at The Meadows in their previous start.
Pub Crawl raced first, and the daughter of Bar Hopping-Myth and thus the possessor of a strong maternal line for generations, moved to the lead early for driver Andy Miller, got a soft half, then came home in :57.1 to hold off pocketsitting DD’s Diamond by three-quarters of a length in 1:56.4. Julie Miller conditions the winner for the Andy Miller Stable Inc., Andy Willinger, Kapildeo Singh, and Phillip Helmuth.
Insta Glam, the fastest Sires Stakes winner with a 1:55 triumph, was not expected to emerge with the same honors here after a rainstorm turned the track to “sloppy” for her final All-Stars division. However, Insta Glam definitely was in command in a :57.2 last half through the off going, defeating pocketsitter Evening Stroll by 1¾ lengths. A daughter of Father Patrick out of Hollywood Hill, who has a millionaire mother and half-brother, Insta Glam is owned by Goran Falk and Christina Takter and was backed by driver Yannick Gingras and trainer Nancy Takter.
The $600,000 yearling Ineffable (by Cantab Hall out of the 1:52.1 world champion Jolene Jolene) recorded his first victory in the fastest of the four $30,000 All-Stars divisions, making two moves to control the pace then fighting off the stretch threat Flawless Country by a nose in 1:56. Brian Sears, top driver on the card with three victories, drove the chancy filly for the Melander Machine and owners Menhammar Stuteri AB and the S R F Stable.
Cantab Hall picked up a second siring credit with Mazzarati, who had been just a neck behind in third in Pub Crawl’s Sire Stakes victory. Here the daughter of $1.3 million-winning mare Falls For You followed the front ones in the three spot against the pegs until the three-quarters, then trotted to the fore in the lane to win by 1¼ lengths over Myreanna in 1:57.1. Tim Tetrick was in charge of the winner for trainer Lucas Wallin and the Mazza Racing Stables Inc. (Pocono/PHHA)