Captaintreacherous juveniles continue their winning ways

Captaintreacherous juveniles continue their winning ways

CAPTAINTREACHEROUS daughter TREACHEROUS REIGN knocked off unbeaten filly at The Meadows.

TREACHEROUS REIGN stretched out previously unbeaten Warrawee Ubeaut the first quarter, then wore her down late to pull off the upset in Saturday’s (Aug. 18) $180,862 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at The Meadows. The event for freshman filly pacers, known as the Meadow Cheer, was contested over three divisions, with SYLPH HANOVER and BESTSELLER HANOVER (both by SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE) taking the other splits.


Warrawee Ubeaut had won three straight — including two PASS splits — to start her career, but TREACHEROUS REIGN and Andrew McCarthy refused to release her early, forcing her to a brisk half of :54.4. Sensing the leader’s vulnerability, McCarthy pulled the pocket with Treacherous Reign at the three-quarters; they surged near the wire to down Warrawee Ubeaut by a half length in 1:51.3. Rockn Philly earned show.

“I wanted to make her (Warrawee Ubeaut) work a little bit the first quarter,” McCarthy said. “She had to go pretty good fractions after that. My filly was feeling really strong at the three-quarters. The pace was starting to slow down, and I wanted to make sure I didn’t get buried.” Tony Alagna trains the daughter of CAPTAINTREACHEROUS from Scandalous Hanover for Alagna Racing, Big Als Stable, Let It Ride Stables and Dana Parham.

SYLPH HANOVER was unhurried early, and it nearly cost her, as she needed a serious uncovered bid to track down the game Sweeter Lulu and down her by a half length in a career-best 1:52.1. Sweet Chrome followed cover for show. “She’s been getting a little hot the last couple starts,” said winning driver Matt Kakaley. “So we wanted to do things quietly, not get her revved up. I wanted to make one late run with her. She finished great, that’s for sure.”

Ron Burke conditions SYLPH HANOVER, a daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-She’s A Fan for Burke Racing Stable, William Switala, James Martin and Joseph Critelli. The stretch drive became a page-turner for BESTSELLER HANOVER, as she was attacked by Stonebridge Soul on the outside and She’s Allright in the Lightning Lane. The ending was happy, though, as the daughter of SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE from Bittorsweet Terror prevailed in 1:52.4 for Dave Palone, trainer Eric Adams and owner Millar Farms.

The boys were equally impressive in their PASS divisions - Ddriver Joe Bongiorno captured two of Sunday afternoon's (Aug. 12) three Pennsylvania Sire Stakes events for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings at Harrah's Philadelphia, teaming up with ALBERGO HANOVER ($6.80) and DONE WELL ($5.60), both by WELL SAID and of whom earned new lifetime marks in their respective divisions.

In the $54,805 first division (race three), the door was opened for Bongiorno and ALBERGO HANOVER with five-sixteenths to go, when odds-on favorite Grand Teton (Andy McCarthy) broke stride after stalking second-over cover.

After pacesetter Odds On Lauderdale (Andy Miller) dismissed an outside challenge from Shadow Cat (Corey Callahan) through a blistering 1:22 three-quarter split, ALBERGO HANOVER found clearance up the open stretch and surged to a 1:49.4 score by 1-1/2 lengths. Odds On Lauderdale held second by a neck over Larry Karr (Matt Kakaley).

Gestion J Y Blais Inc. owns ALBERGO HANOVER, now a five-time winner in his career. For the son of Well Said, it was his fourth win in six starts for trainer Jenn Bongiorno.

Bongiorno came back in the $55,205 second division (race seven) with Pepsi North America Cup runner-up DONE WELL, calling all the shots en route to a 1:51 score. The WELL SAID colt strode clear from post four and controlled splits of :26.3, :54.3 and 1:22.4 before turning aside a first-over challenge from Aleppo Hanover (Kakaley) and keeping the late-gaining Captain Deo (Marcus Miller) 2-1/2 lengths at bay. This Is The Plan (McCarthy) circled three-wide through the far turn to take third.

James Stambaugh, Wingfield Brothers LLC, Milton Leeman and Alan Keith own six-time winner DONE WELL.

HAYDEN HANOVER ($6.20) rounded out the trio of Sire Stakes winners with a 1:50.1 victory in the $55,205 third division (race 11). Matt Kakaley had the son of SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE in play from the outset, part of a three-way battle with Somebaddude (Marcus Miller) and Nutcracker Sweet (McCarthy) through a :26 first quarter. After initially protecting inside position, HAYDEN HANOVER yielded to Nutcracker Sweet with a circuit to go and rode the pocket to the open stretch, where he pounced and drew off by a length. Macadoodledoo (Callahan) rallied off the cover of Babes Dig Me (Goodell) to take second narrowly over Nutcracker Sweet.

Julie Miller trains three-time winner HAYDEN HANOVER for the Pinske Stables, Andy Miller Stable Inc., T L P Stable and Deo Volente Farms LLC.