Day At The Track

Vernon Downs welcomes freshman filly pacers

07:00 AM 07 Jul 2017 NZST
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New York Sire Stakes

Four divisions of New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for the harness racing 2 year-old pacing fillies take center stage at The Miracle Mile on Friday night.

The first race of the four NYSS ($27,750) races, looks like it good be a duel between two very sharp horse coming out of recent Meadowlands races.

The morning line favorite at 5-2 is Hurrikane Shorty (Art Major / Speed Date) is coming out of a huge performance on June 30th, winning by three lengths in 1:52.3)

Hurrikane Shorty is owned by Little E LLC, Settlemoir, Geiger and Stolz. She is trained by Kevin McDermott and driven by Jim Marohn Jr.

Her main rival at 7-2 is All On Top Hanover (Betterthancheddar / Allamerican), She put up a huge effort vs the highly regarded Rainbow Room, a two year old by champion Somebeachsomwhere and world champion Rainbow Blue June 23rd. All On Top Hanover who is Crawford Farms, Miller, Michelon and Golemes and trained by Erv Miller, was fourth at the three-quarter mark and came flying home in :25.3 to fall short of Rainbow Room by a little over a length.

The second NYSS ($28,250) race features Dance Blue (Rock N Roll Heaven / Tessa Hanover), who is owned by Katz, Goldband, and Anderberg while trained by Jimmy Takter and driven by Mark MacDonald. She was second to Hurrikane Shorty at the Meadowlands and is the morning line favorite at 5-2. The second choice is Azzeal As It Gets (So Surreal / Vanite Semalu), who is owned by Our Horse Cents and Stable 45, is at 7-2. Azzeal is trained by Ake Svandstedt and driven by Jim Marohn Jr.

The third NYSS ($27,750) race of baby fillies will feature Line Dancer (Art Major / Burning Beaches) who is the morning line favorite at 5-2. Owned by Frank Chick and trained by Tony Hall the 2 year-old put down two decent races at Pocono Downs. Line Dancer is piloted by Brett Miller. The second choice is Solitary (American Ideal Lonesome Day) is trained by Ross Corghan and driven by Jim Marohn. Solitary, who is owned by Let it Ride Stables and Dana Parham is at 7-2.

In race number four the joint entry of Betterthangraduate (Betterthancheddar / Western Graduate) and Youaremycandygirl (American Ideal / Sweet Lady), are at 5-2. Both fillies are trained by Ron Burke. Betterthangraduate is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Colluri and Brucemi will have driver Jim Morrill Jr. She fell just short in her one start at Pocono Downs, Youaremycandygirl is owned by W J Donovan and driven by Matt Kakaley. She has ran two very good qualifiers.

Their main competition looks to be the 7-2 morning line choice of Silk Reed (Rock N Roll Heaven / Fantasy Jet). She is owned by Schneider, Siegel, and Lieberman while trained by Jean Drolet. She was a winner in her debut at Pocono Downs. Tyler Buter holds the reins for the 2 year-old Silk Reed.

Post time for the 10 race card at Venon Downs (July 7) is 6:45 p.m.

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John Horne

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