Wilkes-Barre, PA — Over a surface that had improved from “sloppy” to “good” to “fast” by the time the $14,000 featured mares pace took to the track on the Sunday (June 28) twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Baron Remy showed no rust after 3-1/2 months away from the races, going on to a 1:51.2 victory.
Andrew McCarthy made a three-wide move late on the backstretch with the Yankee Cruiser mare to gain contention after a fast pace, and Baron Remy was more than equal to the challenge, getting to two-wide on the turn and then proving her superiority late. The Ron Burke trainee, owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, J&T Silva- Purnel & Libby, and Larry Karr, now sports earnings of $629,122.
A couple of 3-year-olds marked themselves as ones to watch while the track was still “sloppy.”
Right now the Captaintreacherous filly Party Girl Hill must be thought of as “ceiling unlimited,” as after winning her purse bow in 1:50.2 (:26.3) at The Meadowlands, Party Girl Hill was sent to Pocono by trainer Chris Ryder and handled the step up in class with aplomb, dominating her field in 1:52.2. Jim Morrill Jr. guided the developing miss to an easy victory for owner Tom Hill.
The Yankee Glide colt Hell Patrol seems to be finding top form at a good time, as he was guided to the top by Mattias Melander and rattled down the road in a 1:55.1 mile. Yet another in the seemingly-endless line of quality trotters from the barn of Marcus Melander, Hell Patrol is owned by Courant Inc.