06/17/2016 3:23PM

Harrah's Philadelphia: Check Six bounces back with Pennsylvania Sire Stakes victory


Check Six, who narrowly missed out on advancing to the North America Cup final last Saturday, rebounded with a 1:51 1/5 victory in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers on Friday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia.  The other winners were JK Will Power and Western Fame, both driven by Dave Miller.

Driven by Yannick Gingras, Check Six competed in the final $54,786 split, and he would lead through fractions of 26 4/5, 55 1/5, and 1:23 1/5.  Pocket-sitter Another Daily Copy (Corey Callahan) took a shot at Check Six up the inside in the lane, but Check Six held him off by half a length.  Western Dynasty (Tim Tetrick) came in third.

Ron Burke trains Check Six, a colt by Somebeachsomewhere, for owners Burke Racing Stable LLC., Weaver Bruscemi LLC., William Switala, and James Martin of Pennsylvania and New York.  This was Check Six's ninth win from 16 career starts, and he has now earned $490,988.  The 3-5 favorite in the race, Check Six returned $3.40.

Burke also won the $54,386 opening section with JK Will Power, who came up the inside in the lane to down pace-setter Adrian Hanover (George Napolitano Jr.) by a neck in 1:53.  Ideal Jimmy (Marcus Miller) finished third.

Another colt by Somebeachsomewhere, JK Will Power is owned by 3 Brothers Stables of New York City.  He is now a five-time winner from 15 tries, and he has banked $324,933.  Sent off at 5-2, JK Will Power paid $7.40.

After steering JK Will Power to victory, Dave Miller came right back to take the middle $54,386 division with Western Fame in 1:50 4/5.  He brushed from third to first en route to 1:22 1/5 three-quarters and pulled clear through the stretch to defeat Good Living (Callahan) by four lengths.  Blake North (Brett Miller) was third.

Jimmy Takter trains Western Fame, a homebred for Kentucky's Brittany Farms.  The Western Ideal colt now has a trio of triumphs from ten attempts, and he has earnings of $55,077.  Western Fame, dispatched at 3-5, returned $3.40 to win.