05/26/2017 9:29PM

Meadowlands: Familiar faces deliver again in New Jersey Sire Stakes

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What The Hill looms a big favorite in next week's New Jersey Sire Stakes final after another dominating victory

What The Hill, Every Way Out, and Colorful Jasmine will look for sweeps of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-olds in next week's finals after repeating their first leg triumphs in round two action Friday night at the Meadowlands.

Driven by David Miller, What The Hill got the lead at the 29 second opening quarter in the $20,000 colt trot division, then put a 54 4/5 middle-half on the board to get to three-quarters in 1:23 4/5.  Up by five lengths at three-quarters, What The Hill just coasted home under no urging, winning by 4 3/4 lengths in 1:53.  King On The Hill (Brian Sears) finished second and New Jersey Viking (Andrew McCarthy) finished third.

The victorious Muscle Hill colt is owned by Burke Racing Stable LLC., Our Horse Cents Stables, J And T Silva Stables LLC., and Deo Volente Farms LLC.  He won for the sixth time in his racing career, and he has banked $341,686.  The 1-9 wagering choice, What The Hill returned $2.20 to win.

Every Way Out (Tim Tetrick), who has never been beaten in New Jersey Sire Stakes competition, maintained his perfect record in the $20,000 colt pace.  He moved from fourth to first past the 55 1/5 half, opened up a 2 1/2 length gap on his closest competition at the 1:23 2/5 three-quarters, and continued to pour it on in the stretch, reaching the wire 7 1/2 lengths to the good in 1:52 3/5.  Deo Galileo (David Miller) was next, followed by Foundmytreasure (Jim Marohn Jr.).

An If I Can Dream gelding, Every Way Out is trained by Dylan Davis for the ownership group of Howard Taylor, Abraham Basen, Edwin Gold, and Thomas Lazzaro.  Every Way Out now sports a record of 11-0-0 from 14 tries, and he has earned $201,805.  The 1-9 pick of the public, Every Way Out paid $2.10 to win.

Colorful Jasmine (Corey Callahan) easily conquered her rivals in the $20,000 filly pace, winning in 1:52 3/5.  She brushed from the third spot to the front beyond the 27 4/5 first quarter, and after a 56 1/5 half and a 1:25 1/5 three-quarters, she sprinted home in 27 2/5 to score by about three lengths over Misqued (Steve Smith).  Livinginthedream (Marcus Miller) was third after being the first leader in the race.

Tom Cancelliere trains Colorful Jasmine, a daughter of Philos Hanover, for owner-breeder John Cancelliere.  Colorful Jasmine has won in four of her seven career attempts, and she has put away $42,500.  She returned $2.60 to win as the 1-5 choice.

The only new face to win in the sire stakes was Ice Attraction (McCarthy), who pulled a 7-1 upset in the $20,000 filly trot.  She popped out of the pocket to gain front en route to the 57 3/5 half, then got a soft 28 4/5 third quarter as round one winner Glitzey Gal (David Miller) moved up first-over to challenge.  Glitzey Gal tried to sustain her bid in the lane, but the tepid tempo aided Ice Attraction, as she held sway by a length and a half in a 1:54 2/5 mile.  Romancing Rachel (Yannick Gingras) checked in third.

Ice Attraction is a daughter of Muscle Hill co-owned by trainer Ake Svanstedt and his partners Douglas Sipple, Mal And Janet Burroughs LLC., and Little E LLC.  She is now a four-time winner from 12 lifetime starts and shows earnings of $117,350.  She paid $17.20 to win.