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Blinky Beach Fastest In Stallion Series

Published: July 20, 2016 11:11 pm ET

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Two-year-old pacing filly Blinky Beach was the fastest of seven Pennsylvania Stallions Series winners for conditioner Ross Croghan while trainer Tony Alagna sent out the most winners during the stakes action on Wednesday, July 20 at Harrah's Philadelphia.

Driver John Campbell sent 2-5 favourite Blinky Beach from third to first past the :28.1 opening quarter in the afternoon's fifth $20,000 division and rated back-to-back :28.4 middle panels before coasting home to a two and one-quarter length victory in 1:54.1 with Awash advancing into second and Cocktail Time finishing third.

The Croghan trainee debuted with a fourth-place finish in the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes on July 9 at The Meadows before scoring her maiden-breaking victory on Wednesday. Blinky Beach is a daughter of Somebeachsomewhere out of the Pro Bono Best mare Paulas Best that was purchased for $42,000 at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale. A half-sister to Sweetheart champion Pirouette Hanover, Blinky Beach is owned by Let It Ride Stables Inc. and Dana Parham.

Alagna enjoyed a stakes triple that included a 1:55.3 four-length victory by Tom Hill's debuting homebred filly Beautiful Hill (Well Said-Beyonce Blue Chip), with Corey Callahan in the sulky. Also winning for the Alagna stable, Perplexed (Somebeachsomewhere-Monkeys Can Sing) and Joe Bongiorno converted off a pocket trip to score a 16-1 upset in 1:56.4 for Ontario co-owner Adriano Sorella and Cloud Diva (Somebeachsomewhere-Baia Hanover) capped off a stakes driving double for Simon Allard with her 1:56.2 neck triumph over Love Love Me Do.

Allard also drove My Sister Lucie (Russell Hanover-Allamerican Indigo) to a narrow 1:56 score in another division over Tardy Forthe Party for trainer E. Bucky Angle Jr.

Callahan also doubled up as Gemmas Beach Girl (Somebeachsomewhere-Mezuzah Hanover) won her division by more than two lengths in 1:56.1 for the Cancelliere brothers.

The other division was won by Caviart Malin (Well Said-Pretty Major) and Jimmy Marohn Jr. in 1:56 flat for trainer Richard 'Nifty' Norman.


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