No eliminations will be necessary this Friday.
Trainer Trond Smedshammer, who sent out 2011 winner Firstclassprincess (Classic Photo) and 2012 winner Chilitodayhotamale (Muscles Yankee) will attempt to make it three-in-a-row with Vintage Oaks, a daughter of Muscles Yankee, who has three career wins in 18 starts and has banked $56,151 for the Ontario partnership of Al Libfeld, Marvin Katz and Sam Goldband.
This year, the filly was third to Shared Past and Miss Steele in the $150,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Final on June 1 at the Meadowlands.
The richest of the entrants is Time To Kill, by Muscles Yankee. The Ross Croghan trainee has earned $410,079 for Let It Ride Stables and Robert Cooper Stables, both of Boca Raton, Fla., and J&T Silva Stables LLC of Long Beach, N.Y. More than $351,000 of her earnings came at age two when she was first or second in 10 of 12 starts. In 2013, Time To Kill is looking for her first win after 12 starts. She was fifth in the Hudson Filly Final, sixth in the Delvin Miller Final and fourth in the Hambletonian Oaks.
The other entrants are Find The Magic by Chocolatier, Silver Credit by Muscles Yankee, Southwind Cocoa by Chocolatier and Vida De Vie by Muscles Yankee.
The Helen Smith Trot stakes record of 1:56.3 is shared by Muscle Shirt (2008) and Chilitodayhotamale (2012).
The Helen Smith Trot is sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey.