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Broadway Babies Deliver In PASS Splits

Published: September 10, 2008 12:14 am ET

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Stablemates Broadway Bistro and Broadway Spur greeted The Meadows as if it were the Great White Way itself, each winning a division of Tuesday’s $235,155 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for freshman colt and gelding trotters.

The victories provided doubles for trainer Jim Campbell and owners/breeders Arlene and Jules Siegel, and were among the three driving wins in the stake for Dave Palone. The gifted sulky sitter registered six wins over the course of the afternoon after putting together an eight-win performance on yesterday’s card.

Known as the Florida Pro, the stake was contested over five divisions, with Salutation Hanover, Braggart and Citation Lindy capturing the other splits.

The “Broadway Babies” were equally strong but displayed different styles.

Broadway Bistro, a son of Broadway Hall, went right to the lead and won well within himself over the sloppy track in 2:00.1. Our Rail Fantasy was second and Garcon finished third.

“He’s kind of a big colt, but he’s been able to handle himself very well. We’re just letting him find his own style,” Campbell said. “He’ll go to Lexington for at least one week. If he doesn’t make the PASS final, then he’ll be in Lexington for two weeks.”

In contrast, Broadway Spur, a four-race maiden entering the Florida Pro, raced fourth for much of the mile. He picked up cover down the backside, brushed three wide around the final turn and scored in 2:01.1. Caviar Crown was second with Pine Hill Bling finishing third.

“We’ve liked this colt, but he just had a setback with a foot separation, and he’s just coming back from that,” Campbell said of the son of Broadway Hall. “He has a great attitude, gets over the ground nicely and likes doing his work. That’s half the battle right there.”

Salutation Hanover, a son of Andover Hall trained by Mickey Burke and reined by Palone, turned in the fastest winning time when he front-stepped his way to the line in 1:59.1. It was Salutation Hanover’s fourth consecutive stake win and pushed his career bankroll north of $127,000.

“I think he can go with any of the colts right now,” said Ron Burke, assistant trainer for the Mickey Burke stable, of the $67,000 yearling acquisition. “I don’t know if he can beat them all, but he can stay with them. From Day One, he’s been perfect, never made a mistake.”

(The Meadows)

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