04/23/2017 11:33PM

Pocono: The beat goes on for Highalator

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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.