28 November 2015
Philadelphia Man (Art Major) produced a near track record performance to win the third heat of the Inter Dominion at Gloucester Park last night.
The speed in the early stages of the race was manic and it played right into the hands of Philadelphia Man who was sitting back in the field.
Avonnova (Art Major) made a mid race move to the breeze, but Gavin Lang waited as long as he could before hooking out Philadelphia Man with 750 metres to travel.
He quickly made up ground and with 400 metres to go him and Avonnova were forging to the front.
The two sons of Art Major cleared out and battled hard to the line with Philadelphia Man getting their first by 3.3 metres.
The time was a sizzling 1:53.8 and it takes Philadelphia Man's earnings to $496,834.
Avonnova lost no admirers as his performance was first class as well.
Philadelphia Man was bred by Benstud Standardbreds and is out of the Fake Left mare My Liberty Belle.