Owner Ken Jacobs and trainer Linda Toscano came to Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon with a full quiver. On the program's first race of the day, the regular New York Sires Stake for 2-year-old pacing fillies, racing for a purse of $52,500, showcased Planet Rock.
The daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven–Villa Hanover and driver Tim Tetrick wasted no time leaving from post position four in the five-horse field, showing the way through fractions of :28.2, :58 and 1:27.1 to win well in hand in 1:55, pacing her last quarter in :27.4 to set a new track record. The time broke the previous record of 1:55.2 set by Freetime in 2012.
Planet Rock remain flawless with six wins in as many starts and earnings of $123,000.
The combination of Toscano/Tetrick swept both ends of the early daily double, the second race was the first split of the Excelsior A's and Tetrick went down the road with Yourlipstogodsears (Art Major-Role Reversal), who scored in 1:57.3 for owners South Street Farm & George & Theresa Rath.
The Jacobs/Toscano/Tetrick combo struck again with yet another impressive filly, Robin J. The daughter of Roll With Joe–Mommy Robin Q was stellar as she scored wire to wire in 1:56.2 by three lengths. The filly now sports a bankroll of $158,000 thus far in her brilliant freshman career. The win gave Tetrick a hat trick for the day. (Monticello Raceway)