06/11/2016 8:29PM

Behrnik's Bank stays perfect against Pennsylvania-breds in New Start


Behrnik’s Bank, returning to the track when she began her career with two smashing victories, made it 3 for 3 at Penn National by scoring a front-running win in the $100,000 New Start Stakes for Pennsylvania-bred 3-year-old fillies.

She is now perfect in three starts against statebreds, including last fall’s Blue Mountain Juvenile Fillies.

Ridden for the first time by John Bisono, Behrnik’s Bank ($3.60) was sent to the front and set fractions of 22.16 and 45.12 seconds while leading by a half-length. She increased her advantage to 1 1/2 lengths at the eighth pole and withstood a late rally by Parx shipper Authoritative to win by 1 3/4 lengths after completing six furlongs in 1:10.12.

Authoritative, bidding for her third win in a row, was clearly second best. It’s a Journey, a distant second to Behrnik’s Bank in the Blue Mountain Juvenile Fillies, was third, two lengths behind the runner-up.

A daughter of Bank Heist trained by Enrique Arroyo for owner Peter Kazamias, Behrnik’s Bank is now 3 for 5 with earnings of $195,980.

In the co-featured $100,000 Danzig Stakes for Pennsylvania-bred 3-year-olds, Rolin With Olin ($6.40) scored his third straight daylight  victory at his third different track within the past 30 days.

Ridden by Brian Pedroza for trainer Jamie Ness and owner Jagger Inc., Rolin With Olin set fractions of 22.50 and 45.23 seconds en route to his victory in 1:09.88 for six furlongs. A son of Talent Search, he is now 4 for 7 with earnings of $131,519.

Jaguar Poz, coming off a career debut win on the Tapeta at Presque Isle Downs, finished second at 25-1. Bird of Trey, previously 2 for 2 vs. statebreds, finished third as the 5-2 second choice.