03/28/2015 9:58PM

Yonkers: Polak A heads repeat winners in Levy action

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Mike Lizzi
Polak A bested round one winner Michaels Power and Foiled Again on Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway.

Polak A stepped up in a big way in one of four $50,000 second round George Morton Levy series races on Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway. The recent import, handled for the first time by Brian Sears, shook off the pressure of Foiled Again in the homestretch to win for the second time in as many starts since arriving from 'Down Under'.

PolakA started from the rail but yielded early to first-round winner Michaels Power on the first turn. Sears was not content with the pocket and rolled Polak A to the front at the quarter in 27 2/5. After a comfortable 56 4/5 opening half, Foiled Again moved to the outside with Yannick Gingras to go on the offensive. The near-$7 million dollar winning Foiled Again looked to have the winner measured passing the three quarters in 1:24 3/5, but Sears and Polak A proved stronger and more determined, easing away in 1:52 4/5 with Michaels Power moving up the passing lane for the place spot. Foiled Again settled for third. Tony O’Sullivan trains the seven-year-old Polak A for the Bellino family.

“To beat Foiled Again and the rest of these top horses in his first two U.S. starts has been unbelievable,” said owner Joe Bellino, who admits he’s already even on the purchase.

P H Supercam also made it two-for-two in Levy series action scoring after a three-hole trip opened up in the stretch for driver Jason Bartlett. The defending Levy champion found room in the passing lane after pocket sitter Frankies Dragon cleared first and mowed down the field in 1:52 4/5. Race-favorite Clear Vision and Gingras raced without cover into a quick final half and had to settle for third behind the winner and Frankies Dragon. Jeffrey Bamond, Jr. trains P H Supercam.

The parade of back-to-back winners continued when Beach Memories went down the road in another Levy division for Gingras and trainer Ron Burke. The tandem rated a 57-second opening half as the slim 6-5 second choice in the field. Favored Mach It So had to come first up without cover from a five-hole before the half and couldn’t dent the winner’s advantage, but settled for third. Sapphire City, the early leader, tried to out-duel the winner in the passing lane but came up short and finished second in the 1:53 mile.

Gingras and Burke doubled up when Bettor’s Edge upset 1-5 favorite Dancin Yankee in the final of the four Levy divisions. The $1.4 million winning Bettor’s Edge jetted to the front instantly at the start and cut rated fractions on his way to a 1:53 3/5 victory with Dancin Yankee settling for second and Windsong Jack third.