Day At The Track

Undefeated Hypnotic AM triumphs again

07:56 AM 05 Sep 2019 NZST
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Undefeated Hypnotic AM and driver Brian Sears
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There were two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for two year old harness racing filly trotters contested on Wednesday at Saratoga Casino Hotel and the favorites dominated the action.

Hypnotic Am (Chapter Seven-Daydream Am S-Muscle Hill) has been simply sensational in her freshman season and on Wednesday, the Marcus Melander trainee remained undefeated.

Hypnotic Am was squaring off against another terrific two year old in her $76,750 division of the NYSS. Something had to give as both she and opponent Love A Good Story (Andy Miller) came in undefeated. Hypnotic Am was piloted out to the early lead by Hall Of Famer Brian Sears and sizzled through a first half of 56.4 over a track labeled 'good.'

The fantastic freshman clicked off three quarters in 1:25.3 as she and pocket-sitter Love A Good Story drew away a bit from the rest of the field. Hypnotic Am appeared to have plenty left in the tank when she hit the line first in 1:54.4 to move her record to six-for-six in her two year old campaign.

With her earnings from the win, Hypnotic Am moved her bankroll to over the $270,000 mark, an incredible amount for just a half dozen career starts. Love A Good Story suffered her first defeat but was a strong second to the big favorite while Sorprese (Dan Daley) finished third.

Ake Svanstedt's Seventimesalady (Chapter Seven-Ava Marion-Cantab Hall) continued her strong freshman campaign on Wednesday when she went coast-to-coast in 1:59 over a track that at the time was listed as sloppy.

As heavily backed as a favorite can be, the 1-9 chalk Seventimesalady enjoyed comfortable fractions on the engine but did get tested a bit in the stretch before securing the fourth win in her seven career starts.

No Mas Drama (Joe Bongiorno) was the runner-up while Without A Warning (Scott Zeron) finished third.

Live racing continues on Thursday afternoon with a first post time set for 12 Noon.

by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

 

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