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Gallie Bythe Beach stays unbeaten in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action at Pocono
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - by Jim Beviglia, for Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

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Wilkes-Barre, PA --- Gallie Bythe Beach continued her impressive, career-opening winning streak with a hard-fought victory to highlight Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were four Sire Stakes races held for 2-year-old fillies on the pace, with purses ranging from $68,333 to $68,734.

Gallie Bythe Beach (Somebeachsomewhere--Galleria), who came into Wednesday night’s action with wins in each of her first four lifetime starts, took to the front end around the first turn and was still there at the end by a head after a tough stretch battle. John Campbell drove Gallie Bythe Beach, the 1-5 favorite, for Jim Campbell as the filly won in 1:52.4. Southwind Silence made it close late with a furious inside rally, while Beach Body finished third.

In other Sire Stakes action, Stucklikeglue (Dragon Again--Ruth Plumsted) picked up a memorable maiden victory with a pylon-skimming ride to zip past the leaders late. Matt Kakaley did the driving for trainer Ron Burke, as Stucklikeglue turned her sixth lifetime start into her first career win by one-half length, in 1:53.1, at 7-1. Sister Stroll finished second while the 6-5 favorite, Rusty’s Bliss, faded to third after leading most of the way.

Extra Desire (Art Official--R Burning Desire) continued the trend of maidens surprising in the Sire Stakes with a late-kicking victory in the second division, at 12-1. Tyler Buter was in the bike for trainer Paul Kennedy as Extra Desire scored in her third career start in 1:52.4. Bahama Blue finished second while One Jazzy Lady picked up the show. The 4-5 favorite, Put On A Display, coughed up the lead late and finished fifth.

Tyra (McArdle--Perrilla) used front-pacing speed to capture the final division, comfortably, by 2-¾ lengths, in 1:52.4. With Tim Tetrick in the bike for trainer Joann Looney-King, Tyra, the 8-5 second choice, went all the way on the front end for her third victory in just four career races. The 6-5 favorite, Also Encouraging, had to settle for best of the rest while Quick Thrill came on for third.


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