Columbus, OH --- P H Supercam, who won the lucrative $567,000 final of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series at Yonkers Raceway, has been named Horse of the Month by the United States Trotting Association.
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|P H Supercam and Jason Bartlett were 1:52.3 winners in the Levy final.|
The 7-year-old son of Million Dollar Cam-Callwood Ivy is owned by Bamond Racing LLC, is trained by PJ Fraley and is driven by Jason Bartlett. For the season, P H Supercam has won three times in 12 starts, hit the board a total of 11 times, and has earned $374,060. Lifetime, he has 31 wins in 129 starts and a bankroll of $660,601.
P H Supercam raced in three preliminary legs of the Levy Series in April. He finished second by a head to Foiled Again in their $50,000 split on April 5, third by a half-length to Foiled Again in a $50,000 encounter on April 12, then posted a one length victory over Clear Vision in a lifetime best equaling 1:51.1 in a $50,000 contest on April 19.
In the $567,000 Levy Memorial final at Yonkers on April 26, P H Supercam and driver Jason Bartlett used the passing lane to get by the field to win in 1:52.3.
Favored Foiled Again and Yannick Gingras were first to the :27.2 first quarter with Sapphire City sitting behind that duo. They held that lead to the :56.2 half-mile marker, but on to the 1:24.4 three-quarters, the competition was stacking up on the outside to try to stage a takeover of Foiled Again on the lead.
As soon as the passing lane opened up in the stretch, P H Supercam was quick to drop in and made up ground as Foiled Again vainly fought to retain the lead. Apprentice Hanover made a hard charge down the lane to finish second, a neck behind P H Supercam, with Foiled Again holding for third.
“He’s such a great horse,” said winning driver Jason Bartlett after the Levy final triumph. “You can race him how the race unfolds, he can go left, he can go right, he can leave, come off a helmet. He does anything you ask him to do. Tonight, when he got in the passing lane, the last eighth of a mile, he really kicks in and that’s what he did tonight.”