Sunday, July 11, 2010

Freshman Pacing Fillies Take Center Stage at Tioga Downs on Friday Night

Tioga Downs hosted nine division of New York Sire Stakes for 2-year old pacing fillies on Friday night in Nichols, New York.

Ray Schnittker and My Girl’s A Star captured one of the first divisions of the night as the 2-year old daughter of Art Major-Ifuwantitcumngetit made it look easy.

Schnittker sent the pacing filly to the front as the field passed the quarter mile mark in 28.3, from there the duo cut through fractions of 58.1 and 1:27.1.

As the field headed around the final turn My Girl’s A Star pulled away from the field with minimal urging from Schnittker, and stopped the timer in 1:54.2, pacing a final panel of 27.1.

The mile equaled the lifetime best for My Girl’s A Star which was established in her first lifetime start in the Debutante at The Meadowlands.

Miss Annie J and Jim Morrill Jr. came out two races later and equaled the mile posted by Schnittker and My Girl’s A Star.

Morrill used the same battle tactics as Schnittker and put his filly on the front and made it her race to win or lose.

However the fastest mile of the night came in race number 10 when Jim Morrill Jr. and Drop The Ball broke the track record for 2-year old pacing fillies in 1:53.1.

The six other division winners were as follows: Lucky Turn, 1:57.1 (Dan Cappello Jr.), See You At Peelers, 1:56.2 (Jim Morrill Jr.), New Album, 1:56 (Jim Morrill Jr.), Dreamlands Roxy, 1:56.2 (Jim Morrill Jr.), JK Soundofmusic, 1:53.4 (Yannick Gingras), and Jim Morrill Jr. posted a handful of wins on the night’s 12-race card all in divisions of NYSS, as he continued his domination of the New York Sire Stakes.