All three winners in their $30,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania All-Stars event for 3-year-old pacing colts were impressive in their own way, so we'll just follow the chronology of the evening in reporting their victories.
First to the track, and to the winner's circle, was the Well Said colt Done Well, who was undefeated in four starts when his freshman campaign ended after Aug. 7. After almost 10 months away from racing, Done Well reflected the classics promise he had shown in his brief stint at the track at two, equaling his lifetime mark of 1:51.2.
Tim Tetrick was content to let favored I'm A Big Deal take command in front of the stands, sitting in the pocket and then having his colt full of pace when shown the Pocono Pike, gaining into a speedy :54.2 back half to win comfortably by 1½ lengths over the chalk. It may be a while before anyone again collects $6.20 to win on Done Well, trained by Brian Brown for James Stambaugh, Wingfield Brothers LLC, Milton Leeman, and Alan Keith.
The Bettor's Delight colt Wes Delight won the "featured" division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes here last week over seasonal debutants Lost In Time and Stay Hungry, and on Monday he added a third straight win to his record, also using the "pocket to Pocono Pike to paydirt" path with a length win in a personal best of 1:50.2. Wes Delight, now a winner of $297,573 in his short career, ranks among the top in any consideration of this division at this point, with Corey Callahan handling the driver for hot trainer Mark Harder, also co-owner with Rick Phillips and Deena Rachel Frost.
The leader pro tem in the glamour division, based on quality of accomplishment, is probably the Somebeachsomewhere gelding Dorsoduro Hanover, who on Monday overcame the outside post nine in posting a 1:50.3 triumph. Hustled in front of the stands by driver Matt Kakaley to get command of the point over early leader Hayden Hanover, "Dorsoduro" was able to come home in :55 to hold off the challenger from the pocket by half a length.
Undefeated in three 2018 outings and with a lifetime bankroll of $160,168, Dorsoduro Hanover is trained by Ron Burke for the partnership of Burke Racing Stable LLC, Silva, Purnel & Libby, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, and the Wingfield Five LLC – three of whom, Charles, Robert, and Thomas, are also part-owners of Done Well. That trio may have the most fun of all this summer! (PHHA/Pocono)