Saturday, July 31, 2010

Jezzy Stays Undefeated After Sires Stakes Win

The highly regarded 2-year-old trotting filly Jezzy remained undefeated after five lifetime starts after her 1:58.2 performance in Friday night’s $134,150 New York Sires Stakes feature at Vernon Downs.

With part owner and trainer Ray Schnittker in the sulky, Jezzy charged to the lead from third in the clubhouse curve and never looked back en route to a 6-3/4 length score that raised her lifetime winnings to $95,072.

The brown daughter of Credit Winner-Ladylind is also shared in ownership by breeder Jeff Gural (Little E, LLC CNY), Jerry Silva and Theodore Gewertz.

She earned her 1:57.3 record in the Acorn Stake at The Meadowlands (NJ) on June 30.

Friday’s other NYSS divisional winners were Eight Bells, in 1:57.4 for the SGS Partners; Miss Sue V, in 1:58.1 for the Kelley Racing Stable and William Weaver, III; Epona Blue Chip, in 1:59.2 for the Epona Stable and Carme Blue Chip, in 2:00.2 for the Carme Stable.

Eight Bells (Conway Hall-Ella Minnow Pea) remains unbeaten after two NYSS starts.

Her time was just one-fifth-of-a-second off the all-time Vernon record for this age, sex and gait.

Carme Blue Chip (Credit Winner-Sir Dream) also sports a pair of NYSS scores among her three career tallies.

Miss Sue V (Credit Winner-Sunday Yankee), who eked out a head triumph over Tap Tap Dance, is still perfect in two NYSS outings, while Epona Blue Chip (Conway Hall-Hustle N Muscle) has also collected a pair of NYSS victories after four official trips to the track.

Schnittker, who also guided Epona Blue Chip and Carme Blue Chip into Vernon’s winner’s circle, was credited with a driving and training triple during Friday’s nine-race program.

DOWNS DOINGS—Munis Blue Chip owns the 1:57.3 Vernon standard for this class, which was set last September…Greg Powell drove Eight Bells for trainer Chuck Sylvester, while Brian Mattison teamed Miss Sue V for trainer Paul Kelley…The 2-year-old filly pacer All About Kisses (Pro Bono Best-Cheerful Outlook) made her career debut a winning one after a 1:57.1 effort in Friday’s fifth event…Saturday’s nine-race card, which includes an $11,000 Miracle Mile trot in event seven, will get started at 6:55 p.m…The Downs will present a special 12-race make up matinee program starting at 1:15 p.m. this Monday (Aug. 2.