Chester, PA — Two-year-olds received some further education — including how to deal with a sloppy track — during 13 qualifiers at Harrah’s Philadelphia Tuesday morning (June 14).
The highlights, grouped by horses of the same gait and sex:
Two-Year-Old Trotting Fillies: Driver Tim Tetrick, trainer Jim Campbell, and owner Fashion Farms swept the two events for fillies.
The faster was the Donato Hanover–Fashion Athena miss Fashion Annie, who went to the lead past the quarter and defeated Quick Stop by a half-length in 2:01. Also scoring for this triumvirate of backers was the Possess The Will–Friendly Fashion filly Fine Wine Fashion, going slower on the engine but winning easily in 2:04.2.
Two-Year-Old Trotting Colts: Team Tetrick/Campbell also won both of the races for trotting colts, with Fashion Farms getting a triple in the overall trotting ranks with the Walner-Tamgo Donato colt Waldo Fashion to be found in front at every pole while coming home in :29.1 to complete a 2:02 victory. Tetrick and Campbell completed their trot sweep with the Father Patrick–Sherrys Lady colt Once In A Lifetime, who flowed home in :29.1 in stopping the timer in 2:03.2 for owners Sherry and Emily Floren.
Two-Year-Old Pacing Colts: Among four divisions for the pacing colts, the fastest winner was the only freshman to become a two-time winner on the card, the Lazarus N–L Dees Lioness gelding Lifes A Puzzle, who came home in :56.3-:28.1 to stop the timer in 1:55.3. Jim King Jr. conditions the promising freshman for owner Richard Humphrey. The driver was, again, Tetrick.
Driver Andrew McCarthy and trainer Roland Mallar had a double with pacing colts, both timed in 2:00.1: the Betterthancheddar–Late Flyin N colt Midnight Nation and the Captaintreacherous–KJ’s Justine colt Ken Hanover.
Two-Year-Old Pacing Fillies: Fastest among five young filly winners was the Heston Blue Chip–Fourbyfour Hanover miss Square Deal, who dashed home in :27.3 to stop the clock in 1:57 for trainer Michael Hall, co-owner with Always For Sale Stable, and driver Tetrick.
Driver Dexter Dunn, trainer Chris Ryder, sire Sweet Lou, and the partnership of Let It Ride Stables Inc. and Bottom Line Racing had two pacing distaffs tally: Proud Mary (dam Tug River Princess), closing strongly to win in 1:57.2, and Butterfingers (dam Drop The Ball), home first in 2:00.2.