Friday, July 27, 2012

3-year old colt pacers set for NYSS on Sunday at Tioga Downs


Three divisions of New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt pacers lead a 13 -race card on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs beginning at 1:30 pm.

Headlining the three divisions is Heston Blue Chip in division number three (race 8) in his first start off of his fourth place finish in the $600,000 Meadowlands Pace.

Regular driver Tim Tetrick will make the trip to Nichols, NY to drive the 3-year-old son of American Ideal – Shot Togo Bluechip for trainer Linda Toscano.

Heston Blue Chip has won five of his six seasonal starts with a mark of 1:49.1 at The Meadowlands, good for earnings of more than $220,000.

The duo have drawn post position number one in a field of six and have been listed as the 2-1 morning line favorite.

Steelhead Hanover has been made the 5-2 morning line favorite in the first division fresh off of his 1:50 win in last week's Tompkins-Geers stakes at Tioga.

Jim Morrill Jr. will be re-united with the son of Bettor's Delight – Special Beauty for trainer Joe Pavia Jr.

Tioga Downs and the United States Trotting Association will once again offer a $5,000 guaranteed pick four on Sunday afternoon beginning with race number 10.

Post time for the 13-race card kicks off at 1:30 pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us on our website at www.tiogadowns.com