Thursday, August 1, 2013

Filly Trotters in NYSS at Vernon

The New York Sire Stakes will make a stop at Vernon Downs on Friday evening, where 17 three-year-old filly trotters race for over $130,000 in purses.
Lola De Vie winning the EBC Final in June at Vernon
The first division (race 5) fields nine, with Joie De Vie Farms' consistent Credit Winner lass Lola De Vie the choice.  She has won six times in eight outings this season, including the $237,600 Empire Breeders Classic final in early June for trainer Chris Ryder. She leaves from post seven with Jim Morrill, Jr aboard. 

Lady Riviera is the morning line choice in division two (race 7). This Sand Vic filly has yet to find the form that she exhibited at two, when she compiled eight board finishes in nine starts. Recently relocated to the Linda Toscano barn by owner Richard Banca, she was second beaten only a neck in 1:57.4 at Yonkers two back. Morrill has the drive on her as well. 

Five Excelsior divisions for the sophomore co-eds will provide an interesting undercard. 

The races begin at 6:45pm at Vernon and a visit to the track website will provide greater depth of information.