Four divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for freshman filly pacers were on hand at Vernon Downs on Friday night (July 7).
Twin B Peaches (Mark MacDonald)
come on late to get an upset win during the first division of the NYSS ($27,750)
for freshman pacing fillies. All On Top Hanover
(Betterthancheddar-Allamerican Apex)) who was driven by Marcus Miller went to
the front. However, Hurrikane Shorty (Art Major-Speed Date) who was
driven by Jimmy Marohn Jr, would take over before the half. As they went
to the top of the stretch the two favorites would duke it out. Twin B
Peaches (Betterthancheddar-Beach Bound) who is owned by Onaroll Stable, Touch
Stone Farms, Ozzie Mackay and Reginald Petipas, would watch from third then fire
out at mid-stretch and go by to take the victory at the wire. Twin B
Peaches ($23.60), who is trained by Blake Macintosh, would win in 1:52.0.
Hurrikane Shorty finished second best while All On Top Hanover got third.
The second division NYSS
($28,250) for the 2 year-old fillies would go to another long shot, Walk From
Heaven (Rock N Roll Heaven-Walk Of Shame). Owned by Frank Chick, while
trained by Kevin Lare and piloted by Brett Miller, she would follow the lead
of Dance Blue (Rock N Roll Heaven-Tessa Hanover). Dance Blue (Mark
MacDonald) would put up the fractions of :27.4, :57.0, 1:24.4, but would go off
stride just before the top of the stretch. This would leave an opening
for Walk From Heaven ($37.80) and she would hold off the late charge of Classy
Chris (Art Major-Rocknroll Wishes) to win in 1:53.2. Classy Chris (Jim
Morrill Jr.) would finish second. Let's Fall In Love (Rock N Roll
Heaven-Time N Again) who was driven by Matt Kakaley finished third.
The third division NYSS ($27,750)
went to Ubettergo Go (Art Major-Ubetterthink Think). Owned by Blake
Macintosh (trainer), Tony Basile, Reginald Petitpas and Ozzie Mackay, while
driven by Mark MacDonald, Ubettergo Go ($9.80), went gate-to-wire in 1:53.0
putting all the rest away with a :26.3 last quarter. Line Dancer (Art
Major-Burning Beaches), who was driven by Brett Miller finished second.
Matt Kakaley drove Step Beyond (Art Major-Apogee Hanover) to a third place
The Final Division NYSS ($28,250)
went to the big favorite Betterthangraduate (Betterthancheddar-Western
Graduate) who was driven by Jim Morrill Jr. She would follow early leader
Silk Reed (Rock N Roll Heaven-Fantasy Jet) who was driven by Tyler Buter all
the way to the Stretch. Betterthangraduate ($2.70) who is owned by Burke
Racing, Silva Pernel & Libby, with P Collura & Weaver Bruscemi, and
trained by Ron Burke, would hold off a late charge by Speedo Miss (Roll With
Joe-String Bikini) to win in 1:55.0. Speedo Miss (Marcus Miller) got
second. Mark MacDonald steered Lulu De Vie (Rock N Roll Heaven-Jetta Blue
Chip) to third place.
Vernon Downs returns to action
Saturday (July 8) with a 13 race card starting at 6:45 p.m.
For more information please go to www.vernondowns.com