07/09/2017 11:16PM

Pocono: Sophomore colts take their turn in Pennsylvania All-Stars action

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Curtis Salonick
Dover Dan won the fastest of the PA All-Stars trotting divisions Sunday evening

Three-year-old colt trotters and pacers were featured in Pennsylvania All-Stars competition on Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.  Each race went for a purse of $30,000.

On the trotting side driver Corey Callahan and trainer John Butenschoen claimed a pair of victories together, taking the second division with Dover Dan in 1:53 3/5 and the third section with Giveitgasandgo in 1:54 2/5.

Dover Dan, an Andover Hall colt, is owned by William Wiswell, Jean Goehlen, and Eugene Schick.  Out of the great CR Kay Suzie, Dover Dan now has six career triumphs, and he pushed his bankroll to $174,889.  Dover Dan was the even-money favorite and returned $4.00 to win.

A Yankee Glide ridgling, Giveitgasandgo is owned by Harmony Oaks Racing Stable Inc., David Miller, Lawrence Means, and Vip Internet Stable LLC.  He now has a record of 10-3-2 from 18 trips behind the gate, and he has banked $344,849.  Giveitgasandgo was the 2-5 public choice and paid $2.80 to win.

The other two trot tests saw off-the-pace upsets as 9-2 third choice Two Am (Tyler Buter) turned a second-over trip into a 1:54 score in the opener and 83-1 outsider Thisguyisonfire (David Miller) kicked out a 28 4/5 final quarter to go from sixth at three-quarters to a neck victory in 1:54 in the finale.

Todd Buter trains Two Am, a Muscle Massive gelding, for owners Lynette Buter, Gene Oldford Farms LLC., William Fuhs, and Carol Fuhs.  Two Am is a seven-time winner from ten career attempts, and he has now put away $91,381.  He returned $11.60 to win.

Thisguyisonfire is a Yankee Glide colt trained by Jim Campbell for owner Fashion Farms LLC.  Winless in five starts as a rookie, he is four-for-seven this year with $49,871 banked lifetime.  He paid $169.40 to win for the surprise victory.

The Campbell barn also had an upsetter in the second pace tilt as 16-1 Jo Pa's Somebeach (Brett Miller) came up the passing lane from the pocket to beat 2-5 choice Summer Side (Tim Tetrick) by half a length in 1:51 2/5.

Jo Pa's Somebeach is a gelded son of Somebeachsomewhere owned by Emposimato Stables.  He has now scored four victories from 14 lifetime efforts, and he pushed his earnings to $69,163.  He returned $35.40 to win.

While that pacing race saw an upset, the favorites dominated the other ones with Eddard Hanover (Matt Kakaley, 1:50 4/5), Donttellmeagain (Tetrick, 1:51 2/5) and Highalator (George Napolitano Jr., 1:50 2/5) delivering the goods.

A Ron Burke trainee, Eddard Hanover is a gelded son of Dragon Again owned by Burke Racing Stable LLC., JJK Stables LLC., Larry Karr, and Weaver Bruscemi LLC.  This was his fifth career triumph, and he has now put away $184,241.  The 3-5 favorite, he paid $3.20 to win.

The third-place finisher in the recent Max C. Hempt Memorial, Donttellmeagain is also a Dragon Again gelding trained by Joann Looney-King for owner Paton Racing Stables Inc.  Donttellmeagain has never missed the board in his career, with a record of 11-2-3 from 16 starts to go with $179,960 in the bank.  He was the 1-9 choice and returned $2.10 to win.

Highalator, a colt by Somebeachsomewhere, is trained by Jenny Bier for co-owners/breeders Daryl Bier and Charles Dombeck.  This was his 12th win from 18 lifetime tries, and he has earned $125,198.  Sent off at 3-5, Highalator paid $3.20 to win.