Muscles Yankee freshman fillies sweep NJSS
July 07, 2011
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Vanity Treasure and Southbeachprincess, both $35,000 yearling purchases by their connections, won their respective divisions of the $45,500 New Jersey Sire Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters Thursday night at the Meadowlands.
Vanity Treasure, sent off the 8-5 favorite in the first $22,500 NJSS split, got away second for trainer-driver Chris Ryder behind longshot She's All In and Andy Miller, but was moved to the lead past the half. From there Vanity Treasure held clear to score by two lengths over the 44-1 She's All In in 1:58.3. The Sorceress and John Stark Jr. finished third.
Ryder shares ownership of the winning Muscles Yankee filly with Max and Tamra Wernick. Vanity Treasure also won her first NJSS appearance on June 30 at the Meadowlands in 2:00.1.
Southbeachprincess, a full sister to the 2008 Kentucky Filly Futurity winner One Tough Lass and the stakes-winning Workout Doll, scored a 1:59.2 victory in the second $23,000 NJSS division. Driven by Yannick Gingras, Southbeachprincess got away fourth from post one but by the half had opened up a 2 1/4-length lead over the competition. The daughter of Muscles Yankee went on to win by 2 3/4 lengths as a 10-1 longshot over favorite Aunt Mel and Andy Miller. Exercise To Go and Ron Pierce finished third.
Trained by Larry Remmen, Southbeachprincess is owned by Jon Erdner.