07/28/2012 4:02PM

Parx: Traffic Light romps in the slop winning Crowd Pleaser Stakes


The heavy rainstorm that hit Parx Racing early on the Saturday card gave Traffic Light a huge edge in the $75,500 Crowd Pleaser Stakes for Pennsylvania bred 3-year-olds.

Originally scheduled for the turf, the Crowd Pleaser was rained off onto the sloppy, sealed main track at the same 1 1/16 mile distance.

No one benefited from the switch more than Traffic Light, who set all the pace to beat Yourhonorandglory by six lengths for his third win at the meet on an off track.

It was a two-horse race until midstretch with Traffic Light leading on the inside with Yourhonorandglory lapped on his flank.

In the final furlong, Traffic Light pulled clear for his fourth win in nine starts, and first stakes victory. He was second in the Pennsylvania Nursery last December.

John Bisono rode the 7-5 favorite for trainer Alfredo Velazquez. The time was 1:41.92. Yourhonorandglory held onto second by a head over Pollard's Boy.

Phil Dancer was fourth followed by Last Heartbreaker and Dilatory.

Great Lookinblonde wins third in row

Great Lookinblonde extended her winning streak to three in the $77,000 Power By Far for filly and mare sprinters.

More impressively, she kept her streak intact of never having finished out of the money. Great Lookinblonde improved to 5-4-3 in 12 career starts.

She emerged from a four-way battle in midstretch to beat Officer Big Red by 2 3/4 lengths with Roberto Alvarado Jr. aboard.

Pink Candy was third followed by Diva's Gold, Parvenu, Bank'n On Gold, Jonathan's Girl, Ann's Smart Dancer and Darn That Raven, the 11-10 favorite.

Great Lookinblonde, a 4-year-old trained by Edward Lehman, paid $8.80 to show as the second choice. The time was 1:10.02 for the six furlongs in the slop.