Freehold, NJ---A pair of New Jersey-sired fillies, a $200,000-earner and a first-time starter, took the $33,075 divisions of the Lady Suffolk on Friday (May 2) at Freehold Raceway.
Cee Bee Yes [$2.20, $2.20, $2.10], a daughter of Muscles Yankee, coasted to a 7-1/2-length victory in the second division, the ninth race, in 2:00.3
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|Cee Bee Yes won the second division of the Lady Suffolk in 2:00.3.|
At 2, Cee Bee Yes collected four wins, three seconds and two thirds from 11 starts for earnings of $198,880. The Julie Miller trainee opened her 2014 campaign in the Lady Suffolk with an easy wire-to-wire tally under command of driver Jason Bartlett. Pinking of You was second and Mistresswithmuscle was 20 lengths back in third.
Cee Bee Yes picked up an additional $16,537 for James Allen of Vincentown, N.J., and Douglas Allen of Southampton, N.J.
Fastdownthehill, by Muscle Hill, was unraced at 2 and made the most of her maiden venture with a 1-1/2-length victory over Suegrabbitnrun. Bella’s Spunkin was third by 3-1/4 lengths.
|Fastdownthehill, a 2:01 Lady Suffolk winner, was one of five scores on the day for driver Jim Marshall III.|
Donna Marshall trains Fastdownthehill, who was driven to victory in 2:01 flat by Jim Marshall III.
The filly races in the names of Richard and Regina Beinhauer of Venetia, Pa., and TLP Stable of Kearny, N.J.
The Lady Suffolk, restricted to 3-year-old trotting fillies, debuted in 1960 and has been contested at Freehold since 1992.
For Marshall, this is his second five-win race card this meet, edging him closer to leading driver Eric Abbatiello.
The Grand Circuit continues tomorrow at Freehold with the $115,370 Dexter Cup final featuring Sumatra as the early favorite from the rail with driver Brian Sears for trainer Tom Fanning and owner Joseph E. Smith. Post time for the 14-race card is 12:30 p.m.