SECOND RACE – SWISHNFLICK left between horses and settled in the pocket, where she could remain because the wide favorite broke 3/16, used the Pocono Pike and won in hand. SKATES N PLATES went a hard quarter, partially against the wind, to be forwardly-placed, set the pace after ZOOMING broke, got a slow second quarter, still could not withstand the winner to his left. ANDY RAY was able to slip out second-over after BROOKLYN BOND bore wide at the half, three-wide midturn and with good late steps. PITTSTOP KIP and GLENFERRIE DREAMER didn’t have much stretch punch after inside trips. LUMINOSITY got a tuck then came first-up into turn two, got to within a length but then backed off. ZOOMING was three-wide leaving and two-wide challenging for the lead when going offstride 3/16, caught the field. BROOKLYN BOND moved outside early, got to second-over but got foulgaited nearing the half and bore wide, never got back into it.
THIRD RACE – MUSCLE BEACHBOY was quickly on top and forced a tuck, got a slow second quarter with a tailwind in Q2 then went faster vs. the wind in Q3, then called his own margin in the last quarter, winning under a hold. ROCKEN CAMNATION made the pocket before the 1/8, tried hard in the stretch but didn’t gain until the winner was gathered in, was good to hold off REAL ROCKER was second. The latter sat third, came out in the lane and closed strongly in the last 1/8 but had too far to come. ONE TO DRAW TO avoided the traffic confusion of the outer tiers and was next. WINTER BLAST was third-over in a bad flow, three-wide late turn and along for the last check. AUTOTUNE HANOVER was second-over, came up empty on the far turn. TOPCORNERTERROR was first-over into the second turn, never reached against the wind and faded badly. FREENEASY HANOVER lagged the field by a good margin.
FOURTH RACE – MARINER SEELSTER left well and yielded late on the first turn, vacated the 3-hole 5/8, reached pacesetter IDEAL ROCKY before the ¾, fought with that one a long way before finally getting the advantage in the last 50 yards. IDEAL ROCKY quarter-moved and laid down good numbers stringing out the field, broke away with the winner late on the turn and put up a good fight but came up a bit shy. THEREISAPACEFORUS was buried inside, found room late turn and swung three-wide headstretch, found his best strides past midstretch and was moving swiftly under the wire. NORTHERN ASSASSIN A was outside most of the ¼ before getting the lead, yielded for the pocket, started gapping ¾. DEALMAKER came out raw at the half then picked up cover 5/8, also gapped ¾. DR C’S Z TAM and GYMOKEE JERRY never made their presence felt. YANKEE DEVIL stayed in, was struggling to keep up down the back.
FIFTH RACE – DAVID THE SAINT looped between horses early, went on to command 3/8, held constant pressure, but wasn’t fazed at all as he drew away easily. AVENUE HANOVER raced third-inside, room in the Pocono Pike, and had speed to be along for second; good to see Rickie Still in the sulky. IN COMMANDO spotted, then backed out third-over at the half, three-wide from the 5/8 onward, did not make any rapid gain but showed much courage in fighting on for third. NAKED CITY dashed right to the top, hung the winner a large portion of the fast half, urged in the pocket ¾ but had little left in the lane. BONFIRE BLISS did not having forwardflowing cover, four-wide nearing headstretch and good late. STONEHOUSE ADAM was three-wide well into the first turn, then had cover to the 3/8, then was left raw, backed off in the last ¼. WICKED BUSINESS and ENERGY SHAKES did not factor here. JACKSON BRADY dangled outside while gapping the whole way, blindswitched 5/8.
SIXTH RACE – ABC MUSCLES BOY had a good burst leaving and parked a foe past the 1/8 in the 26.4 opener before yielding, stayed tight in the pocket, to the Pocono Pike, won more easily than it may seem with a couple of mild flicks to give the Allards four of the first six races. KARETS was looped between horses and settled in third 1/8, made a good move when going outside on the far turn and was very good in finishing second. GET TO DOIN IT was very swift off the mark, went a big quarter on the lead and set the pace to the stretch, not able to hold off the top two but far ahead of the rest. CAJOLE HANOVER stayed connected until the 5/8, then backed off, did hold fourth over TREASURE KEYS K, who used the Pocono Pike in the stretch. MAJESTIC STONE and POINTE OF HONOUR were never in contention. FOR YOU ALMOSTFREE made a break going to the half.
SEVENTH RACE – STARLITE KID had the early lead then relinquished it to sit the pocket, outside just past headstretch and went right on by BELIEVE THIS BOB. The latter was three-wide into turn one and made the top 3/16 in a 26.2 opener, set a good pace stringing out the field, no match for the winner but far clear of the rest. JOHNNY O stayed connected to the top two until nearing the 3/4 then unplugged, held off a Pocono Pike move from PANSFORMATIVE, who came all the way up the inside, to be third. CHOCOLATE CRACKERS tucked in fourth at the 1/8, no gain in the lane. SPORTSKEEPER had to come four-wide around very dull wide horses but still beat them all. JOE HILL was second-over, blindswitched, no moves. ONE BAD NIGHT tried to gain three-wide from third-over but didn’t. RATHER SWELL came first-up going into the backstretch but didn’t have much pace tonight.
EIGHTH RACE – COOPERSTOWN was the only leaver, had his way to the half, shook off the third quarter challenger, then was all-out to just withstand the last charge of PHIL YOUR BOOTS. The latter was third-over, three-wide far turn, came home in 54.3 and was eating up the ground late to be just edged. QUALITY CLOSER stayed in, went to the deep Pocono Pike and lived up to his name. EZ NOAH sat in, shuffled on the far turn, did not look at the deep Pike but looked for room between horses, slow to get in gear but closing until shut off when he did find those top strides. TECHTOR HANOVER started the outer procession before the half, challenged in 27.1 the third quarter, held his ground gamely. KID PK left enough from the rail to stay in the pocket, nothing in the stretch. BIG GAME HUNTER was second-over, urged 11/16 but gapped, then blindswitched. TG’S DIVINE SCENE didn’t have much chance from this spot.
NINTH RACE – OOH BAD BOY was first on the front, yielded, got right to the deep Pocono Pike from third-inside and had a good burst behind the very fast pace to be along. MUSTANG ART made the lead 3/16 then yielded 5/16 after a 26 opener, pocket, may’ve been bottomed a trifle chasing the wicked numbers, along for second. IDEAL MATTERS applied uncovered pressure from the half, kept on going solidly to the wire. ALL WEEK sat in, came out in a blindswitch headstretch, angled wide but was blocked past midstretch, then could slide between rivals and had a good late burst. BELIEVEINTHESPIRIT was second-over, gapped down the back, three-wide late turn, evenly. TYLER THE TERROR ducked in for the drive, OK. ARTACHE HANOVER had an excess of cover and had to swing four-deep, too far to come. MAXI BON stayed outside early, let the front end settle then went up 3/16 to get the lead 5/16 after the 26 quarter, continued steaming on the lead, nothing left late. CHARGER BLUE CHIP fell back in the last quarter.
TENTH RACE – CRAFTY MASTER spotted fourth just past the 1/8, then moved uncovered at the half, had a chance to take a breather as the horse in the 3-hole gapped out 5/8 but bypassed it and proceeded with his challenge, proved extra-tough and paced home strongly in the season’s fastest time, 1:50.2, giving the brothers each a handful of winners tonight. ONTARIO SUCCESS closed up the pocket then was a bit hard to hold in there early, followed the quick pacesetter, Pocono Pike and along for second. HALL BRO outleft everybody with probably a 13 1/8 from PP8, right down the road, couldn’t hold up through the stretch. FIVE CARD DRAW gapped second-over, tucked in on the far turn, next in line. LEAN ON YOU gapped gapping cover but kept on plugging away for the last check.E STREET PLAN was looped, restrained to take back to tuck third as the pocket was defended, was gapping by the 3/8. RICIMER A never entered the picture; nor did SWEET BEACH.
ELEVENTH RACE – HIGHVIEW CONALL N left well and had cleared going to the 1/8, kept up at a good clip, held off the inside bid of QUICK FUN N with urging. The latter sat the good two-hole trip, had to settle for the deuce but far ahead of the rest. SI SEMALU eased into a tuck, then came first-up before the second turn, evenly for third. CARDIAC FASHION was third-over and mired behind dull cover, four-wide headstretch and finished well. DUEL IN THE SUN grabbed the 3-spot leaving, then could no longer keep up 11/16. PANCHESTER UNITED came out before the 3/8, wound up second-over, struggled to keep up early turn and ducked in, then angled three-wide in the stretch but with little. ROCK THREE TIMES was never close. ADMIRAL was shuffled when DUEL IN THE SUN tired, got outside but couldn’t regain any ground.
TWELFTH RACE – Drizzle … EVEIL DUN CHAMPION cleared right to the lead, kept a foe out until just before the 3/8 then yielded for the two-hole, stayed tight, outside into the stretch and had corralled the leader soon past midstretch. ETHAN HANOVER was uncovered from the 5/16, couldn’t reach the top two until the stretch, but showed gameness to keep on going as the pace slowed and was second. MY TEMUDJIN N worked out a second-over trip but gapped cover, finished steadily. KEYSTONE CAMARO was looped between horses early and needed almost to the 3/8 to get the lead, tired in the stretch. DIRTY DEVIL and NITTANY NATION both swung wide from far back and weren’t bad late. TOSSIES FLASH was not heard from. CANE RIDGE was away four-wide, three-wide to the 1/8, then took the 4-hole, little in the latter stages. TIJUANA PARTY left pretty well to maintain early position, sat in, urged before the ¾ but had little left to give.
THIRTEENTH RACE – V I P BAYAMA worked into third 3/16, came uncovered 11/16 and started cutting into the leader’s margin, caught that one headstretch and drew away. SB IDEAL IN ART came uncovered at the half, didn’t gain much, got cover 11/16, still didn’t gain much, then had enough pace in the lane to hold off RESCUE PLAN for second. The latter was way out of it most of the way, but went three-wide and was making up ground with every stretch step. VILLAGE BEAT tried to advance along the inside late but didn’t have too much. EIGHTEEN sailed along on an open lead but found his fuel supply depleting quickly through the last quarter. HUNCHIE was having trouble keeping up in the pocket most of the way. MUST BE THE BUNNY did not factor at all. THETRUTHABOUTDAVID stopped to a jog the last half
FOURTEENTH RACE – SOMETHINGINTHEWIND gave a pocket tuck at the ¼ to clear the way for a quarter move, didn’t have too much trouble from there. MARTY MONKHOUSER A didn’t have good cover, went three-wide 11/16 back to two-wide on the far turn and went on gamely to the wire to edge IWILLMAKEYOUSAYWOW for second right on the money. The latter went to the early lead, yielded for the pocket, no gain in the lane. THORN IN YOUR SIDE was first-up at the half but quickly retucked around a retreating horse, not much late. SKYFUL OF LIGHTERS never reached contention; nor did HOLLYROCK HEYDEN. MOJO TERROR moved with cover then was left raw but had little. MAJOR HOMER was three-wide early, rough and on a line when put into the pocket at the ¼, stayed rough and on a line, retreated early on the backstretch.