NYSS 3YO trots return to Yonkers
June 13, 2011
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The New York Sire Stakes caravan returns downstate this week, with Yonkers Raceway hosting both the 3-year-old trotting colts/geldings Tuesday night and the 3-year-old trotting fillies Thursday night.
Tuesday, it's the $233,479 White Plains Trot with seven divisions, including a pair off the card. Among the leading entrants is Tiger's Too Good (Dave Miller, post six), who landed in $33,097 sixth race (sixth division).
The son of Conway Hall comes in after a handy, 1:57.1 win last week at Monticello, his second victory in five seasonal starts. Joe Holloway trains for himself, Andy Grant, L&L Devisser LLC and Val D'Or Farms as Tiger's Too Good goes after a sixth career win.
The evening's $33,697 third race (third division) offers Keenan (Andy Miller) from the pole. Like Tiger's Too Good, Keenan was a Monti NYSS winner (1:57.3), and like Tiger's Too Good, he goes after a sixth career win. Larry Remmen trains the Credit Winner gelding for his brother, Ray. Among those Keenan drew in against is I'm the Answer (Trond Smedshammer, post five), a winner both at Monti (2:00.1) and before that, an elim of the Empire Breeders Classic. Smedshammer trains for Purple Haze Stables.
Thursday night, the $230,010 New Rochelle Trot goes as six consecutive events (races 3 through 8).
The star(let) in this division is Jezzy, who drew post seven in the opening sire stakes division. The daughter of Credit Winner, a decisive, 1:57 winner here earlier this month, is four for four this season and 14 for 15 in her career. Trainer Ray Schnittker takes a seat for himself, Jeff Gural, Ted Gewertz and Jerry Silva.
As luck would have it, Jezzy sees three other local NYSS winners in Conwayslassie (Cat Manzi, post four), Go Go Dancer (Brian Mattison, post five) and Nowerland Firebird (George Brennan, post six). (NYSS)