Fillies Splash Talent in NY Sire Stakes at Monticello June 9, 2010

Posted by Frank Cotolo on Friday, July 02, 2010 10:10 PM
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Hambo-Oaks-bound fillies went flying in some damp weather at Monticello in soph-filly trotter New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) events.

Weighed with the 8 hole, Southwind Samurai, at 2-5, was unable to overcome an overland journey in the first split. The brutal half-mile took its toll, though she had little excuse to finish third, a measure of concern for sure. The other Oaks-listed filly, Nothing But Moni, galloped.

Improving until this race, Madam Hooch broke while taking position early in the second NYSS mile. But it was all Impressive Kemp, the consistent trotting success for trainer Noel Daley, at 4-5, taking the race easily from three-quarters to finish. My Winning Way K was unresponsive, even with a driver change to Cat Manzi.
Impressive Kemp 
Impressive Kemp Strides Out.
Opaline, who we have been watching closely, was sharp early in the third split. She went to the lead and held sway at 3-1. The Malabar Man filly, improving with every race, got nipped at the wire by a non-eligible, also a maiden, getting a perfect trip behind her.

In the next adventure, Viva Las Lindy was 5-1 against a pair of favorites that did her in at the wire. M’s Vacation was in this field for Smedshammer but she made no impression on the mile.

Smedshammer would not be denied in the next NYSS event, as Sweetspellosuccess was the best of three eligibles aboard. True Advantage was looking good until skipping out of it and Chieftess made one move, though unthreateningly. Sweetspellofsuccess
Sweetspellosuccess Wins For Smedshammer

Schnittker got to go to the top and stayed there were Munis Blue Chip took total control over another split. There were no other Oaks-aimed fillies in this bunch, nor were there any in the NYSS nightcap.munis

Munis Blue Chip Splashes Home

                         Poof Shes Gone
                                             Poof She's Gone
The first division held an almost shocker, as five out a nine trotters were Oaks-eligibles. The winner, Poof Shes Gone, almost lost at the wire when Tequila Slammer challenged her around the second turn. This was a good opportunity for Fortunes Dream, as she sat behind "Poof" and "Tequila."

"Dream" got to work at the top of the stretch when Tequila was finished after the late challenge. Dream couldn’t get to the wire in time, leaving Poof to win at 1-2. Dream was second, Tequila was third and fourth was Special Appeal, all of which are Oaks-eligibles.

The second "Breeze" held six Oaks-eligibles with four others. The winner was Ultimate Cameron. She set the stakes record at 1:53.4. The favorite, Bramalea Hanover, who set the early fractions, was challenged at the second turn by Bone A Fide. "Cameron" sat in the pocket behind them, made a move but was challenged. Cameron was able to get through two horses in the last steps at 11-1.

Two non-eligibles, Emilylou Who and Highland Strikes, were second and third, respectively. Bramalea held on for fourth.

Only a pair of femmes hopeful for an Oaks spot was included in the third split. With a giant favorite, Jesses Messenger, at 1-2. What might have happened had the public choice not broke is up for discussion since Action Broadway (9-2) raced a spectacular mile in a fiery 1:52.4. That is the fastest 3-year-old filly trotter win of all time in Canada.

Of the two hopefuls, Ruffles was third, racing very well at 45-1, while Celebrity Madonna broke at the start and never recovered.


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