McArdle's 2 Year Old Colts Give A Strong Showing In PASS Action at Pocono
The first leg of the tough PASS Sire Stakes for 2 year old pacing colts kicked off last evening in at Pocono. The two McArdle colts in the six divisions gave good accounts of themselves by both placing close second's in their respective divisions. In the first, McPhil (McArdle-Philadelphia), paced in 1:54 with a last quarter in 27.3 to gain place honors. In another division, already two time winner McDave (McArdle-Southwind Piper) was pinched on the inside in an attempt to rally up the passing lane just coming up short by a neck in 1:53.4 with a last quarter paced in 27.4. Both colts look to be prime contenders this year on the tough PASS circuit and could very likely shine in the upcoming rich grand circuit stakes this year. Hickory Lane will be selling 17 of the best bred first crop of Ohio eligible McArdle's this Fall at the Ohio Select Jug Sale. If you want to compete next year at the top level for the rich Ohio Sires Stakes, you can't leave the Sale without one.