Tetrick Clicks With Philly Freshmen

Published: June 11, 2024 02:56 pm EDT

The two-year-olds went in 12 qualifying races at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Tuesday morning, June 11. Driver Tim Tetrick was the dominant force, winning nine of the dozen freshman contests – after being originally named on exactly half, 27 of 54, of the entrants.

Tetrick won all three of the events for two-year-old trotting males, with the fastest being the 2:00.4 clocking turned in by Fashion Green, a Greenshoe-Fashion Athena colt who came home in :59.4 after a pocket trip to win for trainer Jim Campbell -- next month to be inducted into the U.S. Hall Of Fame -- and Fashion Farms LLC. (Video replay not available.)

Trainer Syl King Jr. swept the two contests for baby trotting fillies, with the faster being the Tetrick-guided K J The Thirteenth, by Il Mago out of Kid Sister, who stepped her last quarter in :29.4 en route to a 2:04.2 victory for Pamela Wagner and Scott Woogen. K J The Thirteenth, third in her first start, was the only winner not making her or his career bow on Tuesday.

The fastest mile of the day came in the baby colt pace, and it was the Cattlewash-Twin B Elite gelding Twin Fury, who notched it going wire-to-wire despite the outside post six in 1:57.2, with back fractions in :56.2 and :28. Andrew McCarthy drove the Darran Cassar trainee for the partnership of Jessica Cassar, Barry Charles, William Rochetti Jr., and Robert Muscara.

Another in this section, the Papa Rob Hanover-All Cool Hanover colt Currys Flurry (Tetrick) now has a sub-2:00 score to his credit, winning in 1:59.

Two pacing fillies stood out, both handled by Tetrick. One winner was the American Ideal-Ms Cheesman distaff Mrs Cheese, rallying out of the pocket with a :28.1 last quarter to win in 1:58.4 for trainer Scott Di Domenico (who sent out three winners) and his Triple D Stables Inc.

The other was Stevie Hanover, a daughter of Betting Line-Shes A Fan who won in 1:58 on the engine while stepping home in :28.1 for trainer Jamie Sullivan and owner Frank Chick.

Also already a member of the "2:00 Club" is the Captain Crunch-Speedo Miss filly Crystal Coast (Andrew McCarthy) after a 1:58.3 win.

(With files from PHHA / Harrah’s Philadelphia)

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