The 3rd stop of the New York Sire Stakes Circuit will visit Monticello Raceway on Monday July 24, on hand will be the cream of the crop for New York Bred 2 Year Old Pacing Colts and Geldings. The Monday afternoon card of 13 races, features 4 divisions of regular NYSS - $27,750, 4 Excelsior A’s - $15,000 and 1 split of the Excelsior B class.
Sheppard Elimination winner Persist Blue Chip will start from the 2 hole for trainer Ron Burke, the Roll With Joe – Real Reflection colt will be driven by Matt Kakaley in the first heat of Sire Stakes in the 3rd race. The Monticello Raceway connection, Robert Lounsbury will send Rolling Sea into the fray, he comes into the race sporting a 2-race win streak. The Roll With Joe colt is owned by William Damberg and Margaret Olmstead. Asiago Romano (PP3) also figures to be a threat.
Topville Olympian (PP2) will look to get on the winning trail in this company, The American Ideal – Our Sophia freshman cut the mile last week at Buffalo and was just nosed out in 1:56, Matt Kakaley will driving. Delightful Joe, is well versed on the half mile oval, and comes into the race in razor sharp form, he was 2nd in his first NYSS event last week, he is trained by Monica Krist, and will start from post 5 for driver Bill Dobson. Paprike Blue Chip will start from post position 3, for trainer John Butenschoen and owners Harmony Oaks Racing Stable – Crawford Farms and VIP Internet Stable. Rumble comes into the race undefeated in 2 starts, post position 8 may thwart his effort.
3rd division, race 6 showcases a field a speedy sidewinders, Casual Cool (PP3) was victorious last week at Buffalo in 1:56, the $165,000 American Ideal – Sight To See colt is owned by Ken Jacobs and is trained by Linda Toscano, Jason Bartlett will drive. Perry Simser is loaded for bear with Jersey Jim, he sports a speed badge of 1:56.3 taken in his prior start at Saratoga winner this year. The Artiscape – Jersey Pearl offspring will be driven by Monticello Raceway leading dash winner Jim DeVaux.
Final heat of Sire Stakes, race 7 features Sammy’s Lighting (PP8) the son of Roll With Joe earned his first Sire Stake blanket last week at Buffalo by his 1:58 win. Paul Jessop is the trainer and part owner along with Our Three Sons Stable LLC, Jim Morrill Jr. will be in the bike. Mr. Profeta and Real Rayenbow also figure strongly.
The lone Excelsior B contest will go behind the gate with only 4 starters. Post time is 12:50.