Lyons Sentinel bests the boys in Philly

Chester, PA — Off the strength of wins in a pair of six-figure events, the Clara Barton and the Lady Liberty, Threelyonsracing’s Lyons Sentinel ($2.60) rolled into Harrah’s Philadelphia on Sunday (Aug. 22) to take on a new challenge – male rivals. And she made sound work of them, circling from third-over to post a 1:50 win in the afternoon’s featured $22,500 winners-over pace.

Lyons Sentinel strides powerfully to the winning post in Sunday’s featured pace at Harrah’s Philadelphia, giving driver Tim Tetrick one of five wins on the card. James Witherite photo.

The 4-year-old daughter of Captaintreacherous landed fifth in the field of six while Breeders Crown winner Sandbetweenmytoes and driver Montrell Teague clicked through early splits of :26.2 and :55.2. Heading for the far turn, Tim Tetrick angled Lyons Sentinel third-over into an outer flow led by Alluneedisfaith N and worked to within three lengths of the lead as the pace quickened to three-quarters in 1:22.3. The champion mare circled three-wide off the home turn and shifted into another gear off the corner, using :26.4 closing speed to surge three-quarters of a length clear at the winning post. On The Cards N (Simon Allard) lifted up the open stretch to narrowly claim second over Sandbetweenmytoes.

Jim King Jr. trains Lyons Sentinel, who has won 17 of her 39 career starts and has banked over $1.5 million in her career.

Tim Tetrick led all drivers with five wins on the 14-race program; Art Stafford Jr. recorded a hat trick.

Racing returns to Harrah’s Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 25), with another 14-race card slated to commence at 12:25 p.m. Eastern.

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