3FP Racine Bell takes 1:51 mark in NYSS
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Vernon Downs played host to two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Thursday (July 23). Both divisions raced for a purse of $58,000.
Racine Bell (John MacDonald) won the exciting first division. Racine Bell ($10.60) went straight to the front and led to the first quarter is :26.2.
Cash Roll (Matt Kakaley) went first-over from third to take the lead and led to the half in :54.4. As they headed for the final turn Roll With Angel (Dan Daley) made the first move and went side by side with Cash Roll. Roll With Angel had a slight lead as they hit three-quarters in 1:22.3. Dragon Roll (Jim Morrill Jr.) was second-over third with Racine Bell pinned in fourth.
Dragon Roll took a slight lead in the stretch. Galleria Gal (Tyler Buter) came flying late on the outside with Racine Bell slipping through on the inside. They were three across the track at the finish with Racine winning by a nose in a lifetime best of 1:51..Finishing second was Dragon Roll just a nose over third place finisher Galleria Gal.
Racine Bell is a 3-year-old filly by So Surreal. She is trained by David Dewhurst for owners Dale and Chris Lawton. It was her second win this season and fifth career victory.
Hen Party (Andrew McCarthy) captured the second division.
Fashion Hill (Howard Parker) was the first one out of the gate but Petticoat Business (Tyler Buter) would take control before hitting the first quarter in :27.1. Hen Party ($3.10) made her move as they reached the top of the backstretch. She led to the half in :55.2. Alleyesonme AS (Scott Zeron) came first-over and put on the pressure as Hen Party went to three-quarters first in 1:23.1.
As they made the turn for home Hen Party and Alleyesonme AS were shoulder to shoulder. Hen Party found another gear in the stretch and took the win in a lifetime best of 1:50.2. Petticoat Business came up to finish second. Alleyesonme AS hung on for third.
Hen Party is a 3-year-old filly by Roll With Joe. She is owned by Crawford Farms Racing and trained by Tony Alagna. It was win number three on the season. It was her sixth career victory.
John MacDonald drove four winners on the card.
Vernon Downs returns to live racing with a 12-race card on Saturday (July 25) at 4 p,m, (Vernon)