PH Supercam strongest in Yonkers open
July 06, 2014
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Odds-on favorite PH Supercam (Jason Bartlett, $2.60) fooled very few Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $44,000 Open Handicap Pace.
Pocketed from a very generous post position 3, he sat patiently behind Aracache Hanover (George Brennan). "Aracache" found sub-stations of :27, 55.2 and 1:23.1, taking a length-and-a-half lead into the lane.
P H Supercam, all dressed up this week after a pair of belated eight-holes efforts, zipped inside and zipped by. Thefinal margin was three-quarters of a length in1:51.1...matching a season's- and life-best. Last week's winner, Pancetta (Jordan Stratton), flew home to snatch second, with Aracache Hanover, Sir Ziggy's Z Tam(Pat Lachance) and Casimir Jitterbug (Larry Stalbaum) rounding out ofthe payees.
For George Morton Levy Series winner P H Supercam, a 7-year-old Million Dollar Cam gelding owned by Bamond Racing and trained by PJ Fraley, it was his fifth win in 19 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $26.60, with the triple returning $108.
Special Saturday props to Keystone Velocity (Stratton, $2.80), whose 1:50.4, 9¼ -length flogging of the field in the $20,000, fourth-race pace was the fastest local mile of the season. It also matchedthe venerable former all-track record holder Silver Almahurst's 1993 (final of Levy) standard for an aged pacing horse. (Yonkers)