06/19/2016 9:37PM

Pocono: Broadway Donna victorious in her seasonal debut

Curtis Salonick
Broadway Donna was ready to roll in her first try of 2016, winning a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division at Pocono

Broadway Donna, the Dan Patch Award winner in the 2-year-old filly trot category, returned to the races in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes competition on Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and she would pick up a 1:54 1/5 win.  The winners of the other divisions were Ginny Weasley and Ultimate Shopper.

Driven by Dave Miller, Broadway Donna moved from fourth to first before the 57 2/5 half in her $54,212 section, which was the first of the night.  She continued to show the way to the 1:26 3/5 three-quarters, turning away the first-over bid by last year's Goldsmith Maid winner Double Exposure (Tim Tetrick), who was also making her first start of 2016, in the process.  Once she dispatched Double Exposure, Broadway Donna never faced another serious threat, and she would go on to win by a length and three-quarters over Spicedbourbongirl (Jeff Gregory).  Kathy Parker (Yannick Gingras) finished third.

Jim Campbell trains Broadway Donna, a Donato Hanover filly, for owner/breeder Fashion Farms LLC.  This was her tenth win in 11 career starts, and she has now earned $558,392.  Sent off at 3-5, Broadway Donna paid $3.40 to win.

In the second $54,212 division, Sunset Glider (Gingras) was in front through fractions of 28 3/5, 59, and 1:27, but Ginny Weasley (Lucas Wallin), who followed from the pocket throughout, came on through the stretch to defeat the pace-setter by a length and three-quarters in 1:55.  My Pink Bike (Brett Miller) checked in third.

Ginny Weasley, a daughter of Andover Hall, is trained by Ake Svanstedt for owner Torp Trotting Inc.  Ginny Weasley won for the fourth time from 11 attempts, and she has now banked $82,691.  The 8-5 choice, Ginny Weasley returned $5.40.

The final $54,212 split saw favored Woman's will (Andy Miller) parked out until almost the 56 3/5 half before she finally cleared.  She was then immediately pressured by Whitelake Hanover (Dave Miller), who was only a length behind at the 1:25 2/5 three-quarters.

Woman's Will put away Whitelake Hanover on the far turn, but as they spun into the stretch, pocket-sitting Ulimate Shopper (Tim Tetrick) came to the outside, and she trotted past Woman's Will on her way to a 1:54 3/5 decision.  Woman's Will held second, beaten two lengths, and Miss Tezsla (Brett Miller) came in third.

The winner is a Yankee Glide filly co-owned by trainer Anette Lorentzon along with ACL Stuteri AB and Kjell Johansson.  Ultimate Shopper now has three victories from 11 trips behind the gate, and she shows earnings of $148,194.  Ulimate Shopper was a 5-2 shot, and paid $7.20.