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Sires Stakes At Pocono Sunday, Monday

Published: August 6, 2017 1:39 pm ET

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Pennsylvania-sired two-year-old colt pacers will race in the third leg of their respective series, as five divisions of Stallion Series action will take place on Sunday and three sections of sire stakes action will go postward on Monday.

In Sunday’s Stallion Series contests, Iluvtomakemoney, the only double winner so far, will start from Post 4 for driver Tim Tetrick and trainer Mark Harder in Race 12. The Well Said gelding will be looking to regain the road to redemption, as he made a break in the Arden Downs Stakes on Adios Day at the Meadows after those two Stallion Series victories. The race before that will feature the only clash of previous Stallion Series winners, Grand Teton (PP1, Brett Miller) and Trajectory (PP3, Yannick Gingras).

Each of Monday’s three sire stakes races has its own tale. Perhaps the most compelling is that of Done Well, who will start from Post 2 in the third race for driver Tim Tetrick and trainer Brian Brown. The Well Said colt is undefeated in three starts (two of them in the sire stakes, putting him at the top of his group), and he shows early signs of giving Brown another chance in his biggest hometown race (he trains in Delaware, Ohio) after the two big shots he may get this season.

In the fourth race, Wild Bill, the full brother to Cane Pace winner Huntsville, will start from the rail. He had been undefeated in two career purse starts, but then was not at his best in an Arden Downs division where he finished fifth. Trainer Ray Schnittker usually uses driver Tetrick (as he did with Huntsville in the Cane), but Tetrick opted off Wild Bill when he had a conflict July 13, and Scott Zeron will once again be back in Wild Bill’s sulky Monday. The horse that Tetrick did book himself on against Wild Bill, Nutcracker Sweet, finished second to Wild Bill that day, but has since come back to win a Meadowlands overnight, and he will start from Post 5 for trainer Jimmy Takter.

Race five has no fewer than four stakes winners: PA Sires Stakes winners Pro Beach (PP3, Gingras) and Pedro Hanover (PP6, Tetrick); Sheppard winner Kwik Talkin (PP4, Zeron); and Arden Downs winner Whatstroublnurocky, another Brian Brown horse (PP4, David Miller).

(With files from PHHA /Pocono)


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