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Saratoga track record falls in NYSS

August 17, 2017
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Fourth Dimension (Chapter Seven-Corazon Blue Chip) won for the fourth consecutive time in as many starts as he set yet another track record, this time on Wednesday night at Saratoga.
 
The Marcus Melander trainee scored on the engine in 1:57 in his division of the $54,500 New York Sires Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters. Brian Sears piloted the superstar freshman who set the track record at Monticello before matching the mark at Yonkers for 2-year-old trotting colts last week.
 
On Wednesday, Fourth Dimension was the public's 1-9 betting favorite as he went coast to coast to complete his grand slam. The standout 2-year-old added another track record to his resume for owner Courant Inc., who bought the colt for $200,000 as a yearling from co-breeders Ray Schnittker, Steve Arnold, Blue Chip Bloodstock, and Arden Homestead Stable.
 
That mark wouldn't last long. Two races later, the Tracy Brainard-trained My Lindy Winner (Credit Winner-My Lady Lindy) got up in the final strides to win his NYSS division in 1:56.4 to become the fastest 2-year-old trotter in track history.
 
Jim Morrill Jr. worked out a cover trip for My Lindy Winner, who prevailed for the first time in just two career starts. The $50,000 yearling was bred by Lindy Farms of Connecticut and is co-owned by Vincent Laurenzo, Howard Taylor, and Thomas Lazzaro.

At the start of the evening, it was Perlucky (Lucky Chucky-Paper Girl) and trainer-driver Trond Smedshammer who actually was the first one on the night to lower the previous track mark for freshmen when he trotted to a NYSS score in 1:57.1. Highlighted by a final half in :56.2, Perlucky broke his maiden in impressive fashion.

Purple Haze Stables LLC owns Perlucky, a $15,000 yearling bred by Fair Winds Farm. (Saratoga)

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