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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Bill's Man and Devious Man win EBC Eliminations at Vernon Downs.

Vernon Downs would host the Empire Breeders Classic Eliminations for 3 year-old trotting colts on Friday Night (June 9).  Also on this great night would be three divisions of the New York SIre Stakes for sophomore pacing fillies.

Bill's Man (Corey Callahan) would win the first of the two EBC Eliminations.  Owned by William Wiswell and M&L of Delaware LLC, the Credit Winner colt would follow Stick With Me Kid (Brian Sears), before blowing by in the stretch to win in 1:53.0.  Such An Angel (Mark MacDonald)  would come up for second behind Bill's Man ($3.90).   Stick With Me Kid would hang on for third.  Top Flight Angel (Marcus Miller) would finish fourth to qualify with the other three for Sunday's Final (6-18).

Devious Man (Andy Miller ) would win the second EBC Elimination.  Swell Chap (Corey Callahan) would take charge and lead just before the half.  Lord Cromwell (John Campbell) would brush by and control the tempo swelling to a two length advantage at the top of the stretch.  Devious Man ($4.10) who is owned by the Andy Miller Stable and Stoy Inc.  and trained by Julie Miller would make his move with a burst of speed overtaking Lord Cromwell (third) and runner-up Swell Chap in 1:53.4.  Dw's Revenge (Brian Sears) would finish fourth.  All four colts would reach next Sunday's final as well. 

Clear Idea (Mark MacDonald) would capture the first division of the NYSS for 3 Year-old pacing fillies ($39,900).  Clear Idea ($8.10) the 3 year-old filly by American Idea is owned by Hutt Racing Stable and trainer Blake Macintosh, went Gate to wire in 1:52.0  Gurl Band K (Dan Dube) was second with Artrageous (Andy Miller) third.

Angel's Pride (Brian Sears) would take the NYSS sophomore fillies second division ($40,600).  The 3 year-old Roll with Joe filly who is owned by the Triple D Stables Inc. and Jfe Enterprise LLC, while trained by Scott Di Domenico, won with a late move in the stretch to win in 1:51.0.  Angel's Pride ($14.60) held off Major Master Piece (Jim Morrill Jr.) while St Helena (Mark MacDonald) got third.

The third division of the NYSS for sophomore fillies ($40,600) was taken by Playing Favorites (Jason Bartlett).  The 3 year-old Roll With Joe filly who is owned by Lewis Whitaker Jr. and Charles Rowe while trained by Jenny Melander, used a late move to overtake Planet Rock (John Campbell) to win in 1:52.3.  Playing Favorites paid $13.20 for the upset win.  Magic Forces (Marcus Miller) took third.

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