POOL WINNER Places in $200,000 Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup

In his third start of the year, POOL WINNER battled on the lead from the start but grudgingly got passed inside the sixteenth pole to place in the $200,000 Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup S., only beaten a length. On the Penn Mile-G2 undercard, this veteran front-running turf sprint specialist by BROKEN VOW set a pressured pace on the inside. He disposed of that challenger and opened up 1 1/2 lengths in upper stretch, then dug in to battle the closers to the wire. Last year at Monmouth, POOL WINNER led start to finish in a five-furlong turf allowance where he set fractions of :20 4/5 and :43 2/5, and won in a final time of :55, just 3/5’s off the course record. He has also placed in the $300,000 G3 Turf Monster S. and put together a five-race winning streak. Lifetime record: 23-7-7-2, $353,528. O/B-Colts Neck Stables. T-Alan Goldberg.