Three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for freshman colt pacers highlight the Saturday night card at Vernon Downs, each for $35,975.
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He's Watching will have a new driver, Jeff Gregory, for this one. The colt is trained and owned in part by Dave Menary with partners Brad Gray and Michael Guerriero. He starts from post two in the first division which will be race three on the card.
Forty Five Red is likely the best colt from the first crop of If I Can Dream with three wins from six starts including the Sheppard final and nearly $133,000 earned for the Burke Racing and Our Horse Cents Stables. Vernon's leading driver Rick Plano has the assignment from post eight.
Design Guru actually went a tick faster than He's Watching in the Yonkers leg, tacking a 27.3 final quarter onto his 1:54.1 personal record. He has also drawn the outside eight post with Jonathan Drury in for the drive. Casie Coleman trains the Artiscape gelding for Jeff Snyder.
Three division of Excelsior stakes for the same group are on the supporting card.
First post at Vernon is 6:45. More info is available on the Vernon website.