Three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for sophomore trotting colts and geldings, will be featured at Tioga Downs on Friday night (August 11).
In the first division, the
morning line favorite is Eye Of A Tiger As at 5-2. The 3 year-old gelding
is owned by ACL Stuteri AB with Kjell Johansson and trained by Anette
Lorentzon, has five wins in eights starts this season. Eye Of A Tiger As
(Chapter Seven), has won NYSS races at Buffalo ($60,200) and Monticello
($39,200). He lost by a neck in his last NYSS race at Yonkers ($56833).
The second choice is Top Flight
Angel (Andy Miller) at 3-1. Owned by Legendary Standardbred Farm and
trained by Julie Miller, Top Flight Angel (Archangel) won a NYSS race at
Yonkers ($55833) last time out. The 3 year-old colt went gate-to-wire to
win by almost six lengths.
The third choice in the first
division is Seven And Seven at 4-1. Although the 3 year-old colt
has yet to win as to win this season, he had four wins as a 2 year-old,
including the William Wellwood Memorial ($266,000) at Mohawk. Seven And
Seven (Chapter Seven) who is owned by Allen Smith with June and trainer, driver
Thomas Durand, finished eighth at the Hambletonian eliminations last week at
the Meadowlands. His best finish this season was third best at the
Goodtimes Final ($183,230) at Mohawk.
The second division is also a
very competitive race. Trainer Anette Lorentzon with owners ACL Stuteri
AB and Kjell Johansson, also have the morning line favorite Guardian Angel As
(Jason Bartlett) in this division at 2-1. He has five wins this season
including a NYSS victory at Buffalo ($59,100) by eight lengths. Guadian
Angel As (Archangel) placed eighth in the Hambletonian Final ($1,000,000) last
The main rival will be second
choice Stick With Me Kid (Chris Lems) at 5-2. The George Ducharme trained
3 year-old gelding is owned by Paul Fontaine, Ashlee Allyn, and Donna
Bonno. Stick With Me Kid (Deweycheatumnhowe) has four wins as a sophomore
trotter including a NYSS victory at Vernon Downs ($39,200).
The third choice is Another
Chapter (Scott Zeron) at 4-1. Owned by Jeffrey Snyder with Four Friends
Stable LLC and trained by Per Henriksen, Another Chapter (Chapter Seven), is
coming off a NYSS win at Yonkers ($56,833).
The third division features 5-2
morning line favorite, Such An Angel (Mark MacDonald). Owned by Samuel
Caruso Jr. with the Purple Haze Stables and trained by Paul Kelley. Such
An Angel (Credit Winner) has just one win in six start as a 3 year-old but won
four times as a freshman trotter.
The Ron Burke trained Arch Credit
(Jim Morril Jr.) is the second morning line choice at 3-1. Owned by
Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Burke Racing Stable LLC, Arch Credit (Credit Winner)
has one win, three seconds and a third this season.
The third choice is Swell Chap
(Jim Marohn Jr.) at 4-1. The 3 year-old colt is owned by Foge McKeever
with Eldon Thompson and trained by Todd Rooney. Swell Chap (Chapter
Seven) has won four times as a 3 year-old this season.
Post time for the 11 race card at
Tioga Downs on Friday (August 11) is 6:50 p.m.