Freehold, NJ-- Silver Credit scored a 1-3/4-length victory in the $40,000 Helen Smith Trot for 3-year-old trotting fillies, setting a stakes record of 1:56.2, on Friday (Sept. 6) at Freehold Raceway.
It was the second straight win for the gray daughter of Muscles Yankee and her third win in 12 starts this year.
The 1:56.2 clocking was a fifth of a second off the previous mark shared by Muscle Shirt  and Chilitodayhotamale .
Silver Credit, the 4-5 favorite, challenged for the lead at the top of the stretch the first time around the half-mile track and repelled a challenge in the homestretch from Time To Kill for the victory. It was six lengths to Vintage Oaks in third.
All three top finishers in the third race are daughters of Muscles Yankee.
Driven by Cat Manzi and trained by Randy Beeckman, Silver Credit is owned by Miller’s Stable Inc. of Leburn, Ky. She has a career total of six wins, five seconds and three thirds from 21 starts and a bankroll of $96,162.
Manzi also won the Helen Smith in 2005 with Ticket To Glide and in 2008 with Muscle Shirt.
Earlier in the day, in a non-wagering event, Chocolate Crisp by Chocolatier-Yankee Valentine was a 4-1/2-length winner of the $56,525 Marion Dancer Trot for 2-year-old trotting fillies, extending her winning streak to four.
Cee Bee Yes by Muscles Yankee edged out Shelikescandy by Chocolatier was third.
Chocolate Crisp, driven by Tim Tetrick and trained by Linda Toscano, trotted the mile in two minutes flat.
The Enviro Stables Ltd. of South Hampton, N.Y., owns Chocolate Crisp, who has four wins and a third in seven career starts and earnings in excess of $53,000.
Toscano conditioned two previous Marion Dancer winners, Lindy’s Two Step in 2009 and Southwind Cocoa in 2012. It was the first Marion Dancer win for Tetrick.
Both stakes are for New Jersey-sired trotters and are sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey.