Johns Polyview sets stakes mark at Meadows
August 14, 2012
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Johns Polyview, a 3-year-old colt by McArdle, stole the show at The Meadows on Tuesday afternoon as he won an $81,444 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division in a track and stakes-record setting time of 1:51.1. Donna Marshall trains the homebred for John Mortberg's Mortberg Trust of Torrance, Calif. He lowered the stakes and track mark of 1:51.2 set last year by Dapper Dude.
Driver David Miller settled Johns Polyview at the pylons in mid-pack after starting from post five. Dave Palone (Shock It To Em) and Dan Noble (Pow Chicka Pow Pow) forced the :26 pace to the opening quarter, then Noble carved out the second stanza before Palone pulled to the outside at about the halfway mark (:54.3).
Miller followed Palone and when Shock It To Em cleared a little before the five-eighths mile mark Johns Polyview was left uncovered. At about the three-quarter mark Palone's charge began to fade and Johns Polyview paced to the lead and was never seriously threatened, although Twilight Bonfire closed strongly for a lapped-on second.
Johns Polyview is out of the Presidential Ball mare Q And A p,5, 1:53.2, and he is her fourth foal.
Other PASS winners were Lex Vegas (Christian Cullen) in 1:52.3 for trainer Brian Brown and driver Yannick Gingras; Martini Hanover (Dragon Again) in 1:52 with Palone driving for trainer Chris Ryder; and The Pan Poobah, who upset at odds of 60-1 when he won in 1:54 for Gingras, trainer Ron Burke, and Peter Pan Stables.