Friday, June 21, 2013

NYSS Fillies at Vernon on Saturday

The New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) makes a stop at Vernon Downs on Saturday night, June 22.

18 three-year-old pacing fillies and $133,000 split into two equal parts and will go as the sixth and seventh races. 

The first division contains two fillies on a similar course from distinctly different beginnings. Summertime Lea won eight of nine, including the NYSS Final, along with nearly $300,000 in 2012 for trainer Ron Burke stable and owners Burke Rcg Stb & Weaver Bruscemi, F Baldachino & E Smith. The Lislea filly has pretty much picked up where she left off and is a winner three times in four starts this season including a division of the NYSS at Tioga on June 9. She'll begin from post nine for Jim Morrill, Jr.

JK Black Beauty, on the other hand, raced just twice last season, winning both. She was brought to the races early this year by trainer Linda Toscano to gain experience and picked up the vaunted Lismore trophy at Yonkers last month. That is her lone win in four tries this year for the 3 Brothers Stables of New York, New York. Jeff Gregory has the assignment. 

Division two features the lightly raced Social Scene who's been nothing short of spectacular thus far this season. This American Ideal filly, winless in just three starts last year, has won three of four in 2013 including a sizzling 1:51.2 win at Tioga Downs in a NYSS race two weeks ago. Casie Coleman trains her for West Wins Stable, Steve Calhoun and Mac Nichol and Jonathan Drury is in for the drive.  

First post on Saturday is 6:50pm. Visit Vernon's website for more information.