Real Amor breaks Maiden in The Stallion Series at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs


WILKES-BARRE, PA (August 16, 2010)—Real Amor, a two-year-old Real Artist filly, picked a good time to break her maiden, winning one of several divisions of The Stallion Series at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Monday evening.
After three consecutive second-place finishes, Real Amor stopped the timer in 1:55.1 with Jim Morrill Jr. in the sulky. She won by 2 ¼ lengths over N Y Yankees (Andrew McCarthy) with Liqueur (George Napolitano Jr.) third.
Leaving from the three post, Morrill Jr. quickly seized the lead, getting to the opening quarter in 27, half in 56.1 and three-quarters in 1:23.4.
Morrill Jr. said he felt Real Amor could have gotten to the thee-quarter pole in 1:21 and a piece. With a comfortable lead, he “geared down” to win easily.
“She was real hot tonight,” he stated following the race.
Brad Provost trains Real Amor.
Morrill Jr. collected two other $20,000 The Stallion Series races with Foreign Soil and Safe Bet Hanover. He had four wins through 12 races of the 16-race card.
Foreign Soil, trained by Paul Reid, was a winner in 1:55.2 while Safe Bet Hanover, conditioned by Randy Bendis, was timed in 1:56.3.
Sara’s Dragon, driven by Mike Simons, won the first $20,000 division for the two-year-old pacing fillies with a time of 1:56. Roland Mallar trains this winner.
Playful Patty, piloted by Joe Pavia Jr. and trained by Kevin Johnson, was another divisional winner on the Monday night card. The timer read 1:56.1.