Toscano trio tops Weds. NYSS 3FTs at Batavia
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Scott Zeron, who drove Atlanta to those EBC and Hambletonian victories, will be picking up the lines behind Repentance on Wednesday from post three at 5-2.
Her main competition looks to be Fury Road (Muscle Mass-Bar Ballad) who has earned just under $60,000 this year on the strength of two NYSS wins and Golden Muscle (Muscle Mass-Golden Goose) who also competed well in the EBC but has yet to win a NYSS event this year.
Toscano also has two fillies in the second NYSS division that goes for $60,200.
Lima Novelty (Chapter Seven-No Pictures Please) won four out of five stake events in June and July and they account for her lofty earnings of $104,093 so far this year. She also took a lifetime mark of 1:52.1 in one of those wins at he Meadowlands on July 7 from post 12.
Two weeks later Lima Novelty was in an elimination of the Hambletonian Oaks where she acquitted herself well. Unfortunately she was forced to chase a :54.4 back half from mid-pack and didn't make the final.
Lima Novelty's last start was on an off track at Yonkers after which she took a two week sabbatical. She comes back here rested, well spotted and looking for win number five of the season.
Zeron gets the call and the pylons behind Lima Novelty and the pair is highly regarded morning line at 9-5.
Stablemate Tribute To Seven (Chapter Seven-Southwind Confetti) has only missed the board one time all year going eight out of nine including three wins; two of which were in NYSS action. She is the second leading money winner in this race with $73,359 earned for the year and is currently third in points in this series, just ahead of Lima Novelty.
Drew Monti drew post two with Tribute To Seven and is listed at 5-2 by the track handicapper.
The main competition for Toscano's pair appears to be Natalie Hanover (Chapter Seven-Nanticoke Hanover) who comes in sharp off a NYSS win at Yonkers in 1:56.3 and will look to upset the two favorites and take the major share home with her instead. (Batavia Downs)