Devious Man capitalizes with ‘Beal’ victory
By Frank and Ray Cotolo
(H) denotes Hambletonian eligible
Sitting the pocket to Long Tom (H-Muscle Hill) once he brushed to the lead past the quarter, Devious Man (H-Credit Winner) slid up the passing lane to upset in the $500,000 Earl Beal, Jr. Memorial at Pocono Downs on Saturday, July 1 in 1:52.4, with Ariana G (H-Muscle Hill) finishing third. Owned by Story Inc. and Andy Miller Stable Inc., trained by Julie Miller, and driven by Andy Miller, he paid $32.00 to win.
Backstage Pass claimed victory in the $75,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial Consolation earlier in the program, closing on faltering pacesetter Muscles Jared (H-Muscle Massive) and first-over challenger Giveitgasandgo (H-Yankee Glide) to win in 1:55. Owned by Jessica Smith, trained by Mike Simons, and driven by Tim Tetrick, he paid $92.40 to win.