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Tetrick wins 9, including track record with Upfront Hannahsboy

July 02, 2008

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Tim Tetrick had already put together an amazing Tuesday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, but Upfront Hannahsboy provided him with the perfect closing act. On a day in which Tetrick drove nine winners, including four Pennsylvania Sire Stakes, he guided Upfront Hannahsboy to a win in the final stakes division of the day in 1:49.2, a new track record at Pocono for 3-year-old pacing colts.

Overall there were five PASS divisions held at Pocono for 3-year-old colts and geldings on the pace. The races held purses ranging from $42,152 to $42,553.

Upfront Hannahsboy stayed off the pace early before pouncing on the lead around the final turn. The colt from the Jim Arledge Jr. barn easily sped by the tiring horses in front to coast home by 2 1/2 lengths, setting the mark of 1:49.2 in the process. Jo Pa’s Wild Card finished second while Shadow Play got third.

It was the third straight win for Upfront Hannahsboy, owned by Ed Mullinax. The colt, sired by Dragon Again out of She’s A Daisy, added to a season that has already seen him pick up stakes wins at The Meadows, Mohawk and Northfield.

Tetrick and Arledge also hooked up for a Sire Stakes win with Sand Shooter, who romped to a 3 3/4-length win in the day’s third split in 1:50.2. Keystone Nautilus was best of the rest in second and Brother Ray got third.

For Sand Shooter, owned by Bill Sanders and Jerry Silva, it was his second win in five tries this year. Both of the wins for the colt, sired by Western Hanover out of More Than Most, have come in Sire Stakes competition.

Trainer Carmine Fusco also had a huge day with six wins, and he and Tetrick were in charge of Drive All Night, who won the fourth Sire Stakes division in 1:50.3. The colt took over with a three-wide move on the backstretch and just held off Lonestar Legend by three-quarters of a length. Stonebridge Magnum was third.

It was the second straight win for Drive All Night, stabled at Pocono and locally owned by Joseph Limongelli. The gelding, sired by Real Artist out of U Drive Me Crazy, now owns 14 wins in 22 lifetime races.

Tetrick kicked off the PASS action with a win aboard Mystery Chase in 1:50.3. The colt from the Jim Campbell barn survived a tough first-over grind to defeat favored Blueridge Western by 1 1/4 lengths. Lookout Hanover picked up the show.

Mystery Chase, owned by Arlene and Jules Siegel, won for the third time in six tries this year. The colt, sired by Real Artist out of Search For Cam, sits atop the Sire Stakes standings for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings with a place and two wins in the first three legs.

In another division, Lisfinny rallied from off the pace to get up for a victory in 1:50.1. The colt from the Bob McIntosh barn was driven to the 2 1/4-length win by Ron Pierce. Lisfinny, a 6-1 shot, outpaced Goddess’s Justin, who settled for second as the 6-5 favorite, and First Rate, who finished third.

Lisfinny, sired by The Panderosa out of Lisaleen, won for the fifth time in eight tries in 2008 despite racing for the first time in more than a month. The shipper from Canada was making his Pennsylvania Sire Stakes debut for owners Robert McIntosh Stables Inc., CSX Stables and Al McIntosh Holdings Inc. (Pocono Downs)

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