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)
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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