Allstar Legend sizzles in 1:48.2 in PASS
June 15, 2012
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Allstar Legend sizzled to a track record 1:48.2 victory in the last of four divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old male pacers Friday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia. Also capturing a split in sub-1:50 territory was Bakin On The Beach, who crossed the wire in 1:49.4, while EZ Noah and I Like Dreamin won in 1:50.3 and 1:50.4, respectively.
Allstar Legend saved the best for last as Tim Tetrick had the son of Four Starzzz Shark on his toes from start to finish in the $79,684 contest. Leaving from post four, Allstar Legend clicked off fractions of :27, :55.1 and 1:25 before drawing clear to the 9 1/4-length win over runner-up Mudslide (John Campbell). Allstar Legend paced his back half in :53.1 as he romped to the victory.
Trained by George Teague Jr. for breeder-owner Brittany Farms and partner John Cherveny, Allstar Legend came into the race off a ninth-place finish in his North America Cup elimination last Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Overall, he now has three wins in six starts this year.
Tetrick also delivered with Bakin On The Beach in a $79,684 split, but this time in come-from-behind fashion. Fourth by five lengths at the half, Bakin On The Beach rallied for the 1 1/4-length win over runner-up Easy Again (Montrell Teague).
Mark Harder trains the winner and also shares ownership with Bruce Soulsby. The son of McArdle won for the second time in six starts this year.
Tetrick also scored in the opening $79,684 division with EZ Noah, moving the son of Western Terror to the lead at the :26.4 quarter and never looking back. EZ Noah needed all of a last quarter of :27.3 to hold off runner-up Star Recruit (Brett Miller) by a neck.
John Butenschoen trains the winner for owners VIP Internet Stable and Baron Racing. The win keeps EZ Noah's 2012 record perfect in five starts.
The remaining $80,084 division went to the 8-1 outsider I Like Dreamin and driver Corey Callahan, besting 4-5 favorite McErlean (David Miller) by three-quarters of a length. Sam DePinto trains the winning son of McArdle for owners Lomangino Standardbreds and Leo Lomangino.