Dejarmbro continues roll in NYSS; Trond wins 5
July 10, 2011
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Six divisions of NYSS for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters and five divisions for 3-year-old trotting fillies headlined Sunday afternoon’s 11-race card at Tioga Downs. In the third division for 3-year old colt & gelding trotters, I’m The Answer (Trond Smedshammer) lowered the bar for 3-year old gelding trotters with a first-over win in 1:55. However, that record would only stand for another half hour, until the fourth division two races later, as Keenan (Jeff Gregory) posted all the fractions on their way to a new lifetime mark and new track record of 1:54.
In the fifth division on the card for 3-year old colt trotters, Dejarmbro, showed who the best male trotter in New York is, as he throttled to the front past a quarter in :27.3. It was cruise control from there on out as Smedshammer eased away from any and all challengers tripping the teletimer in 1:55.
“I was going to give him the week off and go straight from the Beal to the Stanley Dancer next week, but instead of training him up hard I decided to bring him here” said trainer-driver Trond Smedshammer. “I think if this colt was eligible to the Hambletonian he would be the favorite right now, because we have beat everyone except Blue Porsche. We will see how he is later in the year and probably supplement him to the Breeders Crown and the Kentucky Futurity.”
Other division winner for the 3-year old colts included: Petruchio (Jeff Gregory) 1:56, New Identity (Trond Smedshammer) 1:57.2, Order By Texas (Jeff Gregory) 1:57.2. Winners of the five filly divisions included: Em El Cash (Trond Smedshammer) 1:58.2, Temper Of Will (Trond Smedshammer) 1:57.2, Stell R Time (Jordan Stratton) 1:58.3, Leah’s Ex (Angus McDonald) 1:57.2, Conwayslassie (Jeff Gregory) 1:56.3.
Smedshammer posted five driving victories on the 11-race card, while Gregory posted a grand slam. (Tioga Downs)