CLASSY performer Iluvtomakemoney completed his sweep of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series four preliminary legs with a hard-fought victory in last night’s $60,000 leg at The Meadows.
The event for freshman colts and geldings was contested over three divisions, with Like Clockwork and No Easy Day taking the other splits.
Hammered down to 3-5, Iluvtomakemoney was expected to make short work of the field, but his rivals had other ideas, as the son of Well Said found himself widest in a three-wide battle for the early lead.
He reached the point for Tony Hall and held off the rallying Someboysomewhere by a neck in 1:54.3, with Dancinat Midland third.
“He gets really grabby in a hole, so my instructions today were to do what you have to do to get to the front,” Hall said.
“I don’t know why we had to do a quarter in 26.4 seconds — it got very confusing. I wasn’t sure if he had enough left, but he toughed it out and got the job done.”
Mark Harder trains the homebred Iluvtomakemoney for Joseph Jannuzzelli.
- EVAN PATTAK