Chester, PA — Six $20,000 divisions of the second preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for two-year-old trotting fillies headed the Thursday (July 18) card at Harrah’s Philadelphia, with five of the six winners producing lifetime marks.
The fastest winner in the freshman sextet was the Muscle Hill-Quite Possible miss Dune Hill, who posted a clocking of 1:56.2 over a good surface. Driver Yannick Gingras let her ramble down the road, keeping opponents three-wide to the quarter before they tucked, then powering off to win by five lengths for trainer Ron Burke and owner Joseph Di Scala Jr.
Gingras had a second winner in another Muscle Hill filly, Rebecca Clark, who is out of About To Bee. Rebecca Clark raced out of the pocket and won by 2-1/2 lengths in 1:59.1. Per Engblom trains the winner for Christina Takter, Goran Anderberg, Herb Liverman and Bivans And Bruni Racing.
Driver David Miller also paraded back a pair of Stallion Series winners, including the only one who did not take a mark, the undefeated Explosive Matter-Gossip Hanover freshman Caviart Guilia. However, she became the only repeat Stallion Series winner with a 1:57.4 win after going a tick faster in her first stakes win. Brian Brown trains the quickly developing miss, who pulled from the pocket to go on to a 2-3/4 length score for Caviart Farms.
Miller’s other winner was another daughter of Explosive Matter, Perth Angel De Vie, out of the mare Dream Angel. After high finishes in two Pennsylvania Fair Stakes, Perth Angel De Vie put it all together on Thursday with a six-length triumph in 1:57.3. Harold Brocklehurst trains the easy winner for owners Double R Farms LLC, David Obley and Richard Williams.
The Father Patrick-High Heels filly Burberry posted the only real surprise in the six stakes outings, making every pole a winning one for a two-length triumph in 1:58.1. She returned $43.80 in winning for trainer-driver Rick Zeron and the partnership of Rick Zeron Stables, James Walker, Howard Taylor and Herb Liverman.
The other Stallion Series winner completed a triple for sire Muscle Hill: Heart N Soul Deo, a daughter of Yursa Hanover, who won in 1:58.4 by 3-3/4 lengths. Tim Tetrick, who continued his hot run at the southeast Pennsylvania track with five victories on the card, drove the Linda Toscano trainee, who now is two-for-two in purse starts for Thomas Pontone, Richard Gutnick and Joseph Lozito Jr.