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Andrew Goldstein breaks maiden in NYSS

July 14, 2015
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State-breds returned downstate Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $149,524 New York Sire Stakes Milt Taylor Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings. Four divisions comprised the event, which played out rather formfully.
 
Odds-on number Andrew Goldstein (Kim Crawford, $3.50) did his damage in the opening ($36,856) division. Pocketed from post position No. 4, he rolled right over Gremlin Wilson (John Cummings Jr.), then widened to win by four lengths in a maiden-breaking 2:00.4. Second went to Rose Run Ransom (John Plutino), with "Gremlin” lasting for third. For Andrew Goldstein, an RC Royalty gelding trained by his driver for owner Steven Goldstein, he's now 1-for-2 to begin his career. The exacta (two wagering choices) paid $14.20, with the triple returning $58.
 
"We're just trying to uphold the Goldstein name,” the chauffeur said the of connections, who've enjoyed a fair amount of success with Crawford-trained and driven/Goldstein-surnamed trotters.

Brian Sears doubled his fun, winning the second and third events ($37,556 each) with popular numbers Dayson ($3.10) and Reve Royale ($3.40).

The former, a Conway Hall gelding, strolled from post No. 5. He whipped a steppy Smalltownthrowdown (Dan Daley) by 2¼ lengths in 2:01 for a second consecutive NYSS/career victory. The Perfect Lindy (Mark MacDonald) was third.

Dayson is trained by Howard Okusko for co-owners Margaret and Amy Butler. The exacta paid $12, with the triple returning $79.

Reve Royale, a son of RC Royalty leaving from post No. 4, was patiently pocketed before getting his marching orders. He rolled home by four lengths in 2:01 for a second consecutive NYSS/career victory. Cupid (Trond Smedshammer) cut the early portion of the mile and held second, with Dante (Ake Svandstedt) third.

Reve Royale is trained by George Ducharme for co-owners Paul Fontaine (in attendance), Raymond Campbell Jr. and Alfred Ross. The exacta paid $15.20, with the triple returning $140.

"We think he has a lot of talent and a good turn of speed,” Ducharme said. "We're just trying to teach him as we go along.”

The evening's final ($37,556) sire stakes division saw second choice Credevie (Smedshammer, $6), from post No. 7, leave for a seat then prevail from second-over in a night's-fastest (and maiden-breaking) 2:00.3.

Southern Palms (Marcus Miller) chased the winner home, beaten three-quarters of a length in a parimutuel debut, with Chargin' Cadet (Ray Schnittker) third. Allerage Echo (Sears) was a non-threatening fourth as the 17-10 favorite.

Credevie, a Credit Winner gelding trained by Smedshammer for owner Purple Haze Stables, is now 1-for-2 to begin his career.

The Raceway's live season continues with a "French-centric” Tuesday matinee (post time 1 PM), then Thursday through Saturday (all at 7:10 PM). Evening simulcasting accompanies all night programs, with afternoon simulcasting available daily. (Yonkers)

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