PA All-Stars 'Double-Double'

Published: July 12, 2020 09:23 pm EDT

Trainers Ron Burke and Nancy Takter both doubled in Sunday's (July 12) Pennsylvania All-Stars for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

Fulsome's 1:52.2 victory was the fastest of five All-Stars splits on the card, with Yannick Gingras aboard for Burke. The Betting Line-Triple V Hanover colt moved to the lead in the second quarter and covered the final quarter in :27.3 to defeat Capt Jack Hanover by two lengths for William Donovan, Thomas Dillon, Purnel & Libby and Joe Sbrocco.

Burke also sent out the top two finishers in the first All-Stars race, as the Sweet Lou-Lucys Pearl colt Lous Pearlman followed the cover of stablemate Summa Cum Laude on the backstretch, before using a :27.1 final split to prevail a half length in a career best 1:52.4. Joe Bongiorno drove Lous Pearlman his All-Stars triumph for the Burke Racing Stable LLC, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Elizabeth Novak and Howard Taylor.

Takter trainee Always A Miki squared off against fellow Pennsylvania Sire Stakes winner Bayfield Beach, rating a :57.4 half before speeding away to a 1:53.2 win. Dexer Dunn drove the Always B Miki-Beach Gal colt to a 1-3/4-length win over Bayfield Beach for owners Christina Takter, Goran Anderberg, Herb Liverman and the Rojan Stables.

Monterey Jack won his purse debut for Nancy Takter, getting a :58.3 half after forcing a lineup from the rail, then jetting home in :27.2 for a new mark of 1:54.1, 3-3/4lengths ahead of Batterup Hanover. Yannick Gingras drove the Always B Miki-Katie Said colt for Black Horse Racing, Caviart Farms and John Fielding.

In the other All-Stars event, the Captaintreacherous-Calgary Hanover gelding Chase H Hanover forced an early lineup before sprinting home in :27.1 to take a mark of 1:53.2 and defeat Straight Talk by 1-3/4 lengths. David Miller drover for trainer Scott Cox, who shares ownership with Jason Ash.