05/30/2008 11:00PM

Philly shippers sweep stakes


Horses based at Philadelphia Park swept all five stakes on Friday night's card at Penn National Race Course.

The nine-race card, worth a track-record $427,600, featured four restricted stakes with purses of $75,000 apiece and an open sprint with a $55,000 purse.

In the best of the stakes, Power by Leigh ($16.20), making his first start since January, defeated Whistle Pig by 1 1/2 lengths in the six-furlong Roanoke for Pennsylvania-bred and Pennsylvania-sired older males. Secretintelligence finished third as the 3-5 favorite.

Ridden by Roberto Alvarado for trainer Armand Correnti, the 5-year-old Power by Leigh is now 7 for 24 lifetime. He had lost six straight since winning back-to-back starts in May and June 2007.

Bombed Again ($26) provided the card's biggest upset when he scored by three-quarters of a length over R. Earl in the 1 1/16-mile Nepal for older male statebreds.  A 4-year-old gelding ridden by Jose Flores for trainer Anthony Correnti, Bombed Again had only finished first in 1 of 16 previous starts and had been unable to beat $15,000 conditioned claimers in nine tries since last October.

In the two other $75,000 races for Pa.-breds, Miss Blue Tye Dye ($8) defeated 3-5 favorite Speechifying by 1 3/4 lengths in the six-furlong Power by Far for fillies and mares, and favored Gold Stones ($4.40) stretched out from 6 1/2 furlongs to win the 1 1/16-mile Robellino for fillies and mares by a half-length over J.D. Safari.

Sonvida Red ($12.80) got up by a neck over Southern Missile in the $55,000 Changing Times, run in a swift 1:08.91 for six furlongs.