August 15, 2023
Monticello, N.Y. – Monday afternoon at Monticello, followers witnessed the quickest mile ever for a two-year-old trotter, no matter intercourse, within the monitor’s storied 65-year historical past when Senorita Palema trotted to a brand new monitor file of 1:56.4. It was one of the spectacular and dominant scores in latest reminiscence on the Mighty M. Sister Mary Maude prolonged her streak of perfection to 4 consecutive wins in New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) competitors. The group of freshmen trotting fillies had been well-behaved, with the ten-race card that includes three divisions of Sire Stakes, with every sprint value $35,200, and three $20,000 Excelsior Stakes dashes.
The race of the yr was Race 8. The ultimate break up of Sire Stakes was a six-horse contest. When the gate left, so did the favourite, Senorita Palema. As soon as on the lead, she by no means regarded again, extending her margin at each panel. She trotted the opening panel in a brisk 28.3 and had three lengths on the pack. The lead remained the identical on the half in 57.4. From there, it was an exhibition of awe. The following panel, she was up by six. She had 9 lengths on her closest competitor on the prime of the stretch and from there, she kicked within the afterburner and was on prime by two metropolis blocks to win by 14 lengths in a brand new monitor file of 1:56.4. Driver Mark MacDonald did a wonderful job in refraining the filly from going quicker as he managed her tempo as a lot as potential. She was underneath wraps and nonetheless had loads of trot in her. Jeannies Motion (Stratton) was second, adopted by Karolina Solveig (Bongiorno). The noble gaited daughter of Chapter Seven – Tosca confirmed right this moment she was well worth the hefty funding of $150,000 as a yearling acquisition for coach Ake Svanstedt. In 4 begins, she now has two wins and two seconds within the powerful NY Sire Stakes circuit, with seasonal earnings of over $64,000. She is owned by Bender Sweden Inc. of Vero Seashore, Florida.
The primary race was a brief area of 4 New York Sire Stakes value $34,500 with the scratch of Billie E. Sadbirdstillsing (Buter) had the lead within the opening panel in 29.4 and set the tempo all through. Seven 12 months Itch was fourth and final on the half in a gentle 1:00.3. Positions remained unchanged till the 5/8 marker, when Jordon Stratton came to visit. Within the paddock flip, Seven 12 months itch was virtually head-to-head with the chief. It was a horse race to the wire, and took a photograph to determine the tight end, with Seven 12 months Itch in the end taking residence the win in 2:00.1 – $6.10. The daughter of Chapter Seven – Royal Girl is educated by Vernon Beachy.
The Ron Burke-trained Sister Mary Maude prolonged her win streak to 4 in a row in NYSS competitors. The daughter of Loopy Wow – Excellent Mass took the lead previous the opening stanza and by no means regarded again for driver Joe Bongiorno, ending in 1:58.3 – $2.90. Star Attraction (MacDonald) was second, adopted by Erin (Daley).
In Excelsior motion, Dozen, a Marcus Melander daughter of Chapter Seven – Sequin, sat third a lot of the mile and pulled down the bottom to take purpose on the undefeated Barn CJ (Bartlett) and was in a position to put on her down within the lane. Dozen was pushed to the win by Tyler Buter and is owned by Diamond Creek Racing of Wellsville. Dozen has now put collectively a three-race win streak.
The second division noticed Barn Dreamer put the remainder of the sphere asleep with a wire-to-wire two size win in 2:02 – $2.90 with Jason Bartlett on the helm. The daughter of Devious Man is educated by Steve Pratt. She earned her third Excelsior occasion of the yr.
Ranging from the rail was Shiv (Tyler Buter). One of many final sons of Conway Corridor went down the street to win in 2:03.2 – $3.60 for house owners William Masterson and Albert Abdalla III and coach Mike Simons.
The finale noticed Demin N Diamonds (Mets Corridor – Scary Karie) rating in a wire-to-wire effort for trainer-driver Phil Fluet in 2:03 – $2.50. Jordan Stratton had a driving double on the afternoon. The nine-race card of predominantly two-year-old fillies garnered over $514,00 in wagering with a per race common of $51,400.
The ultimate Sire Stakes of the season at Monticello Raceway will happen on Monday, August 28, when the two-year-old trotting colts convey down the curtain on the 2023 season. Put up time shall be 12:10 p.m.