Hypnotic Am wins battle of undefeateds in NYSS
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There were two divisions of New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old filly trotters contested on Wednesday at Saratoga Casino Hotel and the favorites dominated the action.
Hypnotic Am (Chapter Seven-Daydream Am S-Muscle Hill) has been simply sensational in her freshman season, and on Wednesday the Marcus Melander trainee remained undefeated. Hypnotic Am was squaring off against another terrific 2 year old in her $76,750 division of the NYSS. Something had to give as both she and opponent Love A Good Story (Andy Miller) came in undefeated.
Hypnotic Am was piloted out to the early lead by Hall of Famer Brian Sears and sizzled through a first half of :56.4 over a track labeled "good." The fantastic freshman clicked off three-quarters in 1:25.3 as she and pocket-sitter Love A Good Story drew away a bit from the rest of the field. Hypnotic Am appeared to have plenty left in the tank when she hit the line first in 1:54.4 to move her record to six-for-six in her 2-year-old campaign.
With her earnings from the win, Hypnotic Am moved her bankroll to over the $270,000 mark, an incredible amount for just a half-dozen career starts. Love A Good Story suffered her first defeat but was a strong second to the big favorite while Sorprese (Dan Daley) finished third.
Ake Svanstedt’s Seventimesalady (Chapter Seven-Ava Marion-Cantab Hall) continued her strong freshman campaign on Wednesday when she went coast to coast in 1:59 over a track that at the time was listed as "sloppy." As heavily backed as a favorite can be, the 1-9 chalk Seventimesalady enjoyed comfortable fractions on the engine but did get tested a bit in the stretch before securing the fourth win in her seven career starts.
No Mas Drama (Joe Bongiorno) was the runner-up while Without A Warning (Scott Zeron) finished third. (Saratoga)