Team Svanstedt sweeps NYSS 2FT splits
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On Monday afternoon at Monticello Raceway the program featured New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old trotting fillies. The seven-race card featured two divisions of Sires Stakes each racing for a purse of $51,000, three splits of the Excelsior A group ($15,000) and two Excelsior B ($6,500).
The first heat of Sires Stakes was a short five-horse field, with the 1-5 betting favorite Seventimesalady, a $132,000 yearling purchase, starting from the outside in post five. Two of the starters made miscues in the middle of the first turn, and after the early commotion Seventimesalady made the front she was uncontested through the mile. Cutting fractions of :29.3, :59.2 and 1:29.2, she uncorked a last quarter of :28.4 to score an easy five-length victory in 1:58.1.
Ake Svanstedt trains and drives and co owns Seventimesalady, a daughter of Chapter Seven-Ava Marion, who picked up her third consecutive NYSS win for owners Ake Svanstedt, Little E, Knutsson Trotting and Lars Berg. The pocket sitting Flotus finished second followed by Illdoitmyself.
Race 7 was the final NYSS heat and again it was Team Svanstedt who scored with Miss Jubilation who started from post four and was part of the Svanstedt entry with Destiny Blue Chip. The Chapter Seven-Seven Blue Muscles lass scored a wire-to-wire win in 1:58.4 over Sorprese (Dan Daley) and Destiny Blue Chip (Charlie Norris).
Miss Jubilation earned her second NYSS victory of the year for owners Ake Svanstedt, Little E, Triple Play Trotters and Stolz Geiger.
Excelsior A winners were C And T’s Credit (Credit Winner-Love to Flaunt) who picked up her second consecutive win in this company in 2:01 for trainer John Stark. Dan Daley scored with the longest shot on the board at 25-1 with Lady Jeter (Muscles Yankee-Salt Hill Brigid) who picked up her maiden win in 2:00.3. Nasty Gal (Conway Hall-Dreama Littledream) scored in 2:00.2 for Vernon Down based horseman Gate Brunet.
The combination of driver Michael Merton and trainer Dale Lawton garnered both heats of the Excelsior B with Dogs of War (Conway Hall-Extreme Balance) scored in 2:03.1 and returned $5.40, Some Crazy Fool (Crazed-Someway) won in in 2:02.2. (Monticello)