Sunday, August 22, 2010

See You at Peelers Breaks Track Record in NYSS Win

The precocious, still unbeaten freshman See You At Peelers posted a 1:51.3 track record and her seventh straight score in the opening division of Saturday night’s $135,624 New York Sires Stakes feature for 2-year-old filly pacers at Vernon Downs.

With Marcus Johansson steering for trainer Jimmy Takter, See You At Peelers shot out for the early lead, then drafted in second behind Drop The Ball until deep stretch, before regaining the top spot and winning by 1-1/4 lengths.

She paid $7.30 for finishing first.

It was the second straight tally at Vernon for the talented bay daughter of Bettor’s Delight-West Side Glory, who is shared in ownership by Christina Takter (Jimmy’s wife), John and Jim Fielding.

The career winner of nearly $90,000 trimmed 4/5ths-of-a-second off the previous Downs standard for her age, sex and gait, which was established by My Girl’s A Star eight nights earlier.

Saturday’s other NYSS divisional winners were Asteria Blue Chip (Bettor’s Delight-Weeping Wanabe), in 1:53.1 for driver Jeff Gregory, trainer Linda Toscano and the Stake Your Claim 17 stable, Janet Seltzer, Glenn Silverstein and Jeffrey Scott contingent, My Girl’s A Star (Art Major-Ifuwantitcumngetit), in 1:55.2 for driver Gareth Dowse, trainer Ray Schnittker and owner Mathias Meinzinger, and Southwind Jazmin (Art Major-Juliet’s Fate), in 1:53.3 for driver Jack Moiseyev, trainer Mark Harder and owner Rick Phillips.

Newcomer Tarver Hanover captured his Downs debut with a front-striding 1:52.2 triumph in Saturday’s $10,000 Miracle Mile-1 pace.

Trainer Sam Schillaci did the steering for the Wiz Kids Stable as the 9-year-old son of Ball And Chain earned his sixth season’s score, 45th lifetime victory and increased his all-time earnings to more than $721,000.

The pacer Up Front Rudy raised his meet-leading win total to eight after posting a 1:52.1 victory in Saturday’s 11th event for catch-driver Jimmy Whittemore, trainer/co-owner Jody Weidman and his partner George Mathar.

DOWNS DOINGS—Following his win, Up Front Rudy was claimed for $7,000 by Don Cromer…Chris Lems, the meet’s third-leading driver earned a triple during Saturday’s 12-race card, while trainer Arnie Marks was credited with a double…Vernon will offer live racing at 6:55 Thursday-Saturday nights next week.