Over $225,000 is up for grabs for 3-year-old trotting fillies in New York Sire Stakes action at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday afternoon. The NYSS, which have been bolstered by the racinos in the state, offer huge purses and despite the events on Wednesday being split into four divisions the participants still compete for $61,392 per division. .
The Sire Stakes will go as races one, two, four and six on the 13-race card that day. Featured in the first division are Epangeline, Credit Victory and It\'s Coast Time.
Epangeline, a daughter of Conway Hall-Manalapan owned by Peter Pan Stables, a 1:55.1 winner at Vernon Downs earlier this year, already has amassed $236,761 and is from the powerful Ray Schnittker barn. Schnittker will drive but they have to start on the outside from the eight hole and contend with It’s Coast Time and Credit Victory.
It’s Coast Time, a Credit Winner-Victory Finder filly and a winner of her last two starts in NYSS action, has a $105,942 bankroll this season and is owned by her trainer, Thomas Lail. She’ll have Jimmy Morrill Jr at the controls when she starts from post position five.
Leaving inside of her from post four is Anders Olaf Johnson’s Credit Victory, a 1:56.2 winner of four of seven starts and $96,419 this year, who’ll have Brian Allen in the driver\'s seat.
The second $61,392 division features Parcc Side, a daughter of Credit Winner-Schare Hall, who sports three wins in a row coming into the contest and seven of 12 this year. Morrill will drive the $75,307 seasonal winner and start from post position two.
Southwind Farms\' Southwind Martini will be the one to beat in the third division when the Conway Hall-Miss Goal miss leaves from post position five. A 1:59.1 winner over the double oval at Saratoga Harness, she’ll have Allen in the bike.
A final $61,392 division will see the Kenny Jacobs-owned daughter of Conway Hall-J’onetta, Princessofhollywd, take the most of the players action when Stephane Bouchard drives her and they leave from post position three. Princessofhollywd was a 1:59.3 winner here at the Mighty M in a NYSS late-closer on Aug. 18. (Monticello)