With just seven 2-year-old pacing fillies entered for the New York Sire Stakes at Monticello Raceway Monday they will race for the entire pot with a purse of $108,300.
It will be quite a battle in the seventh race feature between Zero Tolerance (post two) and So Awesome (post five).
Zero Tolerance, a daughter of Heston Blue Chip, is on a four-race winning streak for trainer Joe Holloway. She has won five of her six starts this year and her lone loss was by a neck. She has a record this year of 1:51.3 taken at Vernon Downs. David Miller is again in the sulky with Zero Tolerance. She is owned by Val D’Or Farms and Ted Gewertz.
So Awesome will have Jim Morrill, Jr. in the bike as she has won three of her last four starts. Her loss came at the hands of Zero Tolerance. Trained by Scott DiDomenico for owner William Hart, So Awesome has yet to lose when racing on the lead and the So Surreal filly has a record of 1:53.3 at Saratoga.
Another major contender in the race is St Somewhere, who starts from the rail for driver Yannick Gingras. This American Ideal daughter has won three of her last five starts for trainer Ron Burke with a record of 1:52.2 at Tioga Downs. Her last two losses have come from both Zero Tolerance and So Awesome.
Completing the field are Hurrikane Norakane (post three), Ladybeluckytonite (post four), Topville Angelina (post six) and Brooklyn Lilacs (post seven).
There are two $15,000 Excelsior Series A divisions for 2-year-old pacing fillies in the second and ninth races.
Boogie Roll (post three) is the morning line favorite for driver Tyler Buter in the second race and is on a two-race winning streak for trainer Buzzy Sholty. She takes on Major Frost (post one) and Joe’s Girl (post two).
In the ninth race, Siesta Beach (post two) is the favorite for driver Jim Morrill Jr. and two starts back scored a lifetime mark of 1:55.1. The daughter of American Ideal goes against Under The Hood (post one) and return winner Dorothy’s Legacy (post eight).
The race card also features one Excelsior Series B division in the fifth race where Justabitofcharm looms over the field. The Heston Blue Chip filly has won five of her last six starts, the fastest in 1:54.4 at Vernon Downs. She will be driven by Jason Bartlett for owner, trainer and breeder Kelly Hastings. (Monticello)