Three divisions of the NYSS freshman pacing fillies take center stage at Tioga Downs (August 4).
The first division looks to be a showdown between the Ron Burke trained entry of Step Beyond (Art Major-Apogee Hanover) with Youaremycandygirl (American Ideal-Sweet Lady Jane), who is the morning line favorite (2-1) and the Kevin McDermott trained Hurrikane Shorty (Art Major-Speed Date), who is 5-2.
Step Beyond (Marcus Miller), who is owned by Burke Racing Stable, F. Baldachino, Silva, Purnell & Libby, and Weaver Bruscemi, is still looking for her first career win. At the Vernon Downs leg of the NYSS, she finished a solid third. Her other NYSS start she finished fourth at Saratoga.
Youaremycandygirl (Matt Kakaley), is owned by W J Donovan, she had a bad first start at Vernon Downs (NYSS), but would have an impressive win at Saratoga (NYSS). She would win by a little over two lengths in 1:54.1, using a :27.2 last quarter.
Hurrikane Shorty (Jim Marohn Jr.) is owned by Little E LLC, J Settlemoir, A. Geiger, and D. Stolz, has two wins and a second in three starts. She won her last start at Saratoga (NYSS), going gate-to-wire in 1:55.0. She had to settle for second at the Vernon Downs (NYSS) leg.
In the second division the (5-2) morning line favorite is the Erv Miller trained, All On Top Hanover (Betterthancheddar-Allamerican Apex). She is owned by by Crawford Farms Racing, Ervin Miller Stable, R. Michelon and G. Golemes. All On Top Hanover (Marcus Miller), has won her last two starts, including a gate-to-wire win at Saratoga (NYSS) in 1:55.0.
The second choice at (7-2) is Twin B Peaches (Betterthancheddar-Beach Bound), she is trained by Blake Macintosh. The freshman fillie, captured a leg of the NYSS at Vernon Downs (1:52.0), as one of her two lifetime wins. Twin B Peaches (Jody Jamieson), is owned by Onaroll Stable, Touch Stone Farms, and Reginald Petipas.
The thrid choice is the Nicholas Devita trained Another Lawsuit (American Ideal-Court Stenographer) at 4-1. She secured her only career victory during the Buffalo Raceway (NYSS) leg, winning in 1:57.2. Another Lawsuit (Jim Morrill Jr.), is owned by Carl Sackheim.
The final division features the 5-2 morning line favorite Alexis Faith (American Ideal-Cannae Cammie). She is owned by West Wins Stable, Jim Fielding, J Robert Darrow, and Kevin McKinlay, whiled trained by Casie Coleman. Alexis Faith (Jim Morrill Jr.), is three for three in her freshman season including a NYSS victory in her last start at Saratoga, winning in 1:55.3.
Ubettergo Go (Art Major-Ubetterthink Think) is the chief rival being named the 7-2 second choice. She has won two legs of the NYSS She won her divisions Vernon Downs (1:53.0) and Buffalo Raceway (1:57.2). Ubettergo Go (Jodie Jamieson) is owned by Tony Basile, Reginald Petipas, Ozzie Mackay, and trainer Blake Macintosh.
The other top contender is Betterthangraduate (Betterthancheddar-Western Graduate), who is trained by Ron Burke. She is the morning line third choice (5-1). She has victories at two legs of the NYSS She took her divisions at Vernon Downs (1:55.0) and Buffalo Raceway (1:57.1). The 2 year-old was second to Alexis Faith at Saratoga (NYSS) losing by a length in the stretch. Betterthangraduate (Matt Kakaley) is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Silva, Purnell & Libby, P. Colluera and Weaver Bruscemi.
Post time for the Friday 13 race card at Tioga Downs is 6:50 p.m.
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