I Luv The Nitelife, the No. 3-ranked Standardbred in North America, is the heavy favorite in the $257,750 Jugette for 3-year-old filly pacers on Wedensday, Sept. 18 at the Delaware County Fair.
The daughter of Rocknroll Hanover has won 10 of 11 seasonal starts and has banked more than $1.5 million in career earnings. I Luv The Nitelife will leave from post #3 and will have the services of Tim Tetrick. She is owned by Richard and Joanne Young of Florida and is conditioned by Chris Ryder.
Shebestingin and Jerseylicious should provide the main competition to I Luv The Nitelife. Shebestingin has 10 career wins in 16 starts and owns a lifetime mark of 1:49. Joe Holloway trains the daughter of Bettor's Delight for Val D'or Farms, Ted Gewertz and L&L Devisser who will leave from post 7.
Jerseylicious drew the second starting position. She has shown consistancy this season with 15 top three finishes in 18 seasonal starts. Corey Callahan will drive Jerseylicious for the Legacy Stable of Delaware and Pamela M. Curran.
A pair of Jugette entries, Carol's Desire and Novascotia Hanover, will be racing Friday night in the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes final at The Meadows.
All 10 horses will advance to the second heat, and will start in post-position order determined by the winner of the first heat. The winner of the second heat will be declared the Jugette champion. The first heat will be raced for $103,100 and the second heat will carry a purse of $154,650.
The complete Jugette field and announced drivers:
1. Social Scene (Brian Sears)
2. Jerseylicious (Corey Callahan)
3. I Luv The Nitelife (Tim Tetrick)
4. UF Dragon's Queen (Dave Palone)
5. Carol's Desire (Matt Kakaley)
6. Macharoundtheclock (Brian Sears)
7. Shebestingin (David Miller)
8. Belle Boyd (Jody Jamieson)
9. Novascotia Hanover (David Miller)
10. Parlee Beach (Brett Miller)
(with files from LBJ)