Jersey trotters continue sires-stakes grapples
Friday, June 22, 2012 6:02 PM
(H) =Hambletonian Eligible.
trotters return for the second leg of the New Jersey Sires Stakes on May 25 at
the Meadowlands. Hambo hopefuls stuff the fields.
There are a total of nine
eligibles in the $38,500 colt division and there are 10 “Oaks”-hopefuls in the
The first division hosts Vic
Smith (H-Yankee Glide) as the likely favorite. Also in here are Little Brown Fox
(H- Muscles Yankee), New York Muscle (H-Muscles Yankee) and Gym Tan Laundry
(H-Yankee Glide) along with Kingapore and Kodak Lindy.
Little Brown Fox cannot to be
ignored. He went up against the toughest division of the night in leg one,
finishing third to the dueling Market Share (H-Revenue S) and Big Chocolate
(H-Chocolatier). If Little Brown Fox can be gifted or manufacture a perfect
trip, he may upset.
New York Muscle is improving.
At two, he suffered many miscues and took a few early into his three-year-old
campaign. In his most recent race, though, he stayed flat and closed well to
finish third. This guy will be great to use in the
Big Chocolate highlights the
second division. He closed in time to beat Market Share but that one may get the
best of him this week. He had to come from post 8 and trotted a very game and
steadily gaited mile. He gets post relief this week and may get the best of Big
Also in this division are
Valley Ivan (H-Chocolatier), Muscolo (H-Muscles Yankee) and Highland Yankee
(H-Muscles Yankee), along with Yankee Royalty and Volare De
The first division for fillies
is likely to be dominated by Shanty Irish. Personal Style (H-Yankee Glide),
Chilitodayhotamale (H-Muscles Yankee) and Aunt Mel (H-Yankee Glide) also go,
with Classic Filly, Riverfest and Loose Deuce.
If you want to take a shot
against Shanty Irish, Loose Deuce is a good choice. She can launch for the lead
from any post and go readily until the finish. Perhaps she will take field
The second division is evenly
competitive. The only problem is many of these fillies have problems staying
Talbotcreek Jewely (H-Muscles
Yankee) is the likely favorite. Sassy Syrinx (H-Yankee Glide) proved last week
that she is fully capable of beating her. She made a tough first-over move going
after Shanty Irish last week, racing far better than her odds. She wound up a
very game second. If she gets a better trip or if she simply gets better, she
will stroll away from the field.
Also in the mix are Blue
Muscles (H-Muscles Yankee), Flower Bouquet (H-Muscles Yankee), Vanity Treasure
(H-Muscles Yankee), D’orsay (H-Yankee Glide) and Chocolatta De Vie
(H-Chocolatier), along with Mrs D.
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