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Three-peat for P H Supercam in third Levy leg

Three-peat for P H Supercam in third Levy leg
Saturday, April 04, 2015 - by the USTA Communications Department

P H Supercam is making a case to defend his George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series title with a 1:51.2 win in his $50,000 division Saturday night (April 4) at Yonkers Raceway, his third consecutive win in the series.

Driven by Jason Bartlett for trainer Jeff Bamond Jr., P H Supercam sat the pocket behind Lucan Hanover through fractions of 27.1, 56 and 1:23.2. In the stretch, Bartlett tipped the 3-5 favorite, who sped by to win by a half-length. Lucan Hanover stayed on for second with McErlean third.

"Ideally, you want to win while at the same time, not use the horse very hard," Bartlett said. "I've been fortunate with him thus far."

Mike Lizzi photos

P H Supercam (2) popped the pocket to win over Lucan Hanover (5) in 1:51.2.
P H Supercam, an 8-year-old gelding by Million Dollar Cam - Callwood Ivy, is owned by Bamond Racing LLC.

In the third division of four on the night, Polak A was working on his own three-peat, but couldn't get it done, as Fat Mans Alley made two moves to win in 1:53.4.

Fat Mans Alley's first move was to the lead from the rail, fighting off Foiled Again, who didn't clear until the quarter in 27.3. They raced single-file until Polak A pulled from third at the five-eighths. Foiled Again showed his mettle through the turn, holding off Polak A, but the cavalry charge came in the stretch, with Fat Mans Alley and Bartlett getting up the rail to win in 1:53.4 while Polak A faded. Michael's Power was second with Texican N third and Machs Beach Boy fourth.

As for Foiled Again, "He just wasn't himself," Gingras said. "When Polak A came up alongside, he didn't grab the bit and fight the way he always does. I"m sure (trainer) Ronnie (Burke) can figure it out. He"s bounced back from these efforts before. I've learned never to count him out.

"Hopefully, we see the real Foiled Again next week."

photo by Mike Lizzi

Fat Mans Alley won the third Levy division in 1:53.2, also for driver Jason Bartlett.
Fat Mans Alley, a 7-year-old gelding by Rocknroll Hanover - Roller Cam, is trained by Bamond for Bamond Racing LLC.It was his first Levy Series win.

In the second division, Domethatagain was an 11-1 upset winner with a smart first-over move to win in 1:53.2. Driver Dan Dube put the 6-year-old horse by Bettor's Delight - Road Sign in fourth as 3-5 favorite Bettor's Edge went to the top. Nearing the five-eighths, Domethatagain tipped out and made his march to the lead.

Down the stretch, Domethatagain overcame Bettor's Edge. Sapphire City charged home for second with National Debt third. Bettor's Edge hung on for fourth.

Domethatagain is trained by Rene Allard for Allard Racing Inc., Robert Hamather and Bruce Soulsby.

In the fourth division, Take It Back Terry enjoyed a comfortable pocket trip behind Dancin Yankee through quick fractions of 26.4, 55.3 and 1:23.1, before coming up the rail to win in 1:51.2. Beach Memories finished second off a first-over trip with Dancin Yankee third.

Take It Back Terry, a 6-year-old gelding by Western Terror - Second Symphony, was driven by George Brennan for trainer Ron Burke and co-owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Larry Karr and Phil Collura, the same owners and trainer of 2014 Pacer of the Year Sweet Lou.

Series standings, through third leg:
1-P H Supercam (225 points)
2-Beach Memories (200)
3t-Michael's Power (175)
3t-Polak A (175)
5-Fat Man's Alley (150)
6-Sapphire City (137)
7-Domethatagain (135)
8-Bettor's Edge (133)

Note that since no one took Saturday night's Pick-5, Monday's gimmick begins with a carryover of $4,529.90 ($10,000 guaranteed pool).

The Raceway's live season continues Monday night (post time 7:10 p.m.), a French-centric Tuesday (1 p.m.), then Thursday through Saturday (all at 7:10 p.m., with Matchmaker and Levy series continuing Fridays and Saturdays). Afternoon simulcasting available daily (none Easter Sunday).

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