Fillies Impress In Pennsylvania Stakes
There were three divisions of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for three-year-old filly pacers at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon, each going for a purse of just over $71,000.
In the first division, it was Miller's Stable's Somewhere Sweet (Dave Miller) scoring an impressive five-length victory. The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere rolled right to the front, tripping the quarter beam in :27.1. After a rated second quarter of :29.1 (:56.2 half), the Brian Brown trainee began to draw away, getting the back half in :56.2, completing the mile in an in-hand 1:52.4. Better Said (Tim Tetrick) was making her 2015 debut after going two for five in the win column as a two-year-old. She rallied on for second, while Momas Got A Gun (Brett Miller) finished third.
It was Somewhere Sweet’s fourth career win of eleven starts, and her third in the last four. The winner paid $6.60.
The track was downgraded to good for the second division, in which trainer Brian Brown continued his winning ways with Serious Filly (Tim Tetrick). The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere was taken off the early pace, but shifted into gear shy of the half. She mounted a persistent first-over bid, and was able to grind past pacesetter Aria Hanover (Brett Miller) to win by a little more than a length, stopping the clock in 1:53.3. Imagine Dragon (Scott Zeron) shook loose late to close for second, while Doll Fins (Yannick Gingras) finished third.
Owned by Emerald Highlands Farm, Serious Filly remains undefeated in 2015, a perfect 4-for-4. The winner paid $14.40.
Trainer Brian Brown was looking for the sweep in division three, as he sent out the heavy favourite Triple V Hanover (Dave Miller). The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere was taken off the early pace, but brushed hard towards the top after the quarter (:28), not clearing until the half (:56.2). The tough trip took its toll in the stretch, as Arts Jem (Tim Tetrick) closed fast up the inside to win, stopping the clock in 1:54.2. Southwind Roulette (Yannick Gingras) finished second while Deli Beach (John Campbell) finished third.
It was the third seasonal win in five starts for Arts Jem, who is owned by CC Racing. The Joann Looney-King trainee paid $19.60 to win.