She makes it look so easy. I Luv The Nitelife used her patented quarter move to the lead and never had to look back en route to an easy one length triumph Monday at Mohawk Raceway in capturing the $216,429 Simcoe Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies.
It was Aunt Caroline and driver Scott Zeron who started off the co-feature by shooting to the early lead with Belle Boyd and driver Jodie Jamieson grabbing the two-hole spot as they raced to the opening quarter mile in :26.2.
Then the action started to heat up as Love Canal and driver Doug McNair quarter moved to the lead but as soon as they settled in, driver Tim Tetrick started I Luv The Nitelife first-over into a :54.1 half mile and they went right to the top.
Racing into the final turn Jan It Jackson and driver Sylvian Filion came first-over but could not catch up to the leaders as they went by the three-quarters in 1:22.2.
Still holding the field at bay, Tetrick and I Luv The Nitelife has no more challenges as they breezed home to win in 1:50. Aunt Caroline was second with Love Canal third.
It was the tenth win in eleven starts this year for I Luv The Nitelife. The daughter of Rocknroll Hanover is trained by Chris Ryder and is owned by Richard and Joanne Young of Coconut Creek, FL. Sent off as the overwhelming 1/5 betting favorite, I Luv The Nitelife paid just $2.30 to win. She has now earned $861,000 this year.
‘She has been awesome all year,” Tim Tetrick said. “She goes out there and does her job. She wants to win and she likes to win. I think her next start will be in the Jugette in Delaware.”
Earlier on the day, Tetrick was at Tioga Downs where he won the $360,211 Cane Pace with Captaintreacherous in 1:49.2.
By Steve Wolf