04/23/2017 10:33PM

Pocono: The beat goes on for Highalator

Curtis Salonick
Highalator, pictured winning at Pocono on April 9, continued to rack up the victories with another one at the Pennsylvania oval on Sunday

The win streak for 3-year-old colt pacer Highalator now stands at eight after a 1:53 victory in a $16,000 non-winners of five races/$50,000 lifetime event on Sunday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

Driven by Vic Kirby, Highalator was in the lead through panels of 26 4/5, 56 2/5, and 1:24 3/5, then used a 28 2/5 final quarter to seal the win by a length and a half over a rallying Spicebomb (Andrew McCarthy).  War Daddy (Marcus Miller) finished third.

Highalator, a son of Somebeachsomewhere, is trained by Jenny Bier for co-owners/breeders Daryl Bier and Charles Dombeck.  This was his ninth win from 11 starts overall, and he has earned $56,120.  Highalator's dam, the stakes-winning Western Terror mare Higher And Higher, earned over $923,000 in her career, and Highalator was her first foal.  Sent off at 1-5, Highalator returned $2.60 to win.

The colt is eligible to several high-profile stakes events the rest of the year, including the Meadowlands Pace and Breeders Crown.