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Wisdom Tree fastest in NYSS; Stratton wins 6

September 07, 2018
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In no particular order, the marquee performers during Yonkers Raceway's Thursday night was first Jordan Stratton, who won six races from his eight drives. One of wins came in a dead heat, while two were part of the $168,499 New York Sires Stakes Mike Cohen Pace for 3-year-olds fillies.
 
Stratton won the first ($55,833) division with a pocketed Line Dancer ($12.40) in a life-best-matching 1:54.2. The daughter of Art Major, co-owned by (trainer) Ricky Bucci and Blue Meadow Farm, has won five of her 18 seasonal starts.
 
Stratton doubled his sire stakes pleasure in the second ($55,833) Cohen event, when a first-up Newsday (S7.20) matched Line Dancer's 1:54.2 effort.
 
The At Major miss, co-owned by (trainer) Richie Silverman, Mary Kinsey Arnold, Edward McEnery and Michael Gluckman, is 4-for-13 this season, including a pair of NYSS wins here.
 
"It was one of those nights that everyone I drove raced well," Stratton said.
 
Second was Wisdom Tree (Matt Kakaley, $2.70), who continued her statebred dominance in the night's final ($56,833) Empire grouping, a down-the-road night's-fastest 1:53.2.
 
Her sire stakes resume reads six wins (including two here) and a second in seven tries. The daughter of Betterthancheddar, co-owned by Tom Pollack & Jeff Cullipher and trained by Ed Hart, has won 10 of her 13 tries in '18.
 
"She's smart and she's fast and I love her," Hart said.
 
"Every so often I'm entitled to one of these," Kakaley said.
 
Third was Naughty Maravu N (Dan Dube, $96), who led a quartet of longshots (9-1, 70-1, 92-1) home in the $10,000, fifth-race pace. (Yonkers)
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