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Allards Dominate At Pocono

Published: June 5, 2017 11:25 pm ET

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The Allard Brothers put on a clinic Monday evening at Pocono Downs, thanks to their four and six-win performances, respectively.

Timmylynn, guided by Simon Allard to a first quarter of :26.4, then yielding and enjoying the golden chair as Gracies Parade streaked on the front end to middle splits of :54.1 and 1:21.3 in the $14,000 co-featured affair for claimers. Timmylynn came out on the final turn, giving cover to Dag Inmy Stockings, and then in the last 100 feet those two engaged in the showdown for the big money, with Timmylynn a head to the good in a new mark of 1:51.1. Rene Allard trains the victorious daughter of Ponder for Allard Racing Inc – or we really should say “trained,” as the winner was claimed.

The other event for pacing distaffs had a similar story – Allard/Allard/Allard Racing Inc. reported home first, here with Victoria May N, the daughter of Holmes Hanover breaking the beam in 1:51.4. This time Simon Allard laid off the :26.2 first quarter speed, brushed his mare to the front as the field went by the grandstand, put up mid-race fractions of :55.1 and 1:23.1, then had enough of a margin to hold off the late charge of favoured Bianca Midnight by a length.

Rene Allard posted two more wins on Monday's card while Simon Allard tacked on another four victories.

They joined forces to score with Bobs Hope (1:54.4) and Tirade Hanover (1:54.4), and Simon also secured wins with the Robert Krenitsky, Jr.-trained TSM Gannicus T (1:53) and the Marty Fine-conditioned Lifeimittatesart (1:54).

In the trot headliner, What A Peach showed she was “consistent” – after being claimed by trainer Jason Robinson and owner Robert Main on April 24, her lines showed break / high finish / break / high finish / break. This was her week to do well, and she did so by wiring the field, holding off first-over Northern Obsession by a length in 1:55. Anthony Napolitano, Pocono’s “longshot king” as of late, showed he could get the job done with a 2-1 shot as well here.

(With files from PHHA/Pocono)

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