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Longshots score in New York Sire Stakes at Saratoga
Thursday, August 07, 2014 - from Saratoga Casino and Raceway

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Saratoga Springs, NY --- There were plenty of longshots in the New York Sire Stakes on Wednesday night (Aug. 6) at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The 2-year-old filly trotters were in town and comprised five $32,700 Sire Stakes divisions.

There was only one favorite who prevailed among stakes fillies on Wednesday as Pig Hunt (Conway Hall-Chippewa Street) scored a convincing win for driver George Brennan in 2:01.1 at odds of 1-5.

 
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Miss B'ville J was the fastest winner of the night, scoring in a time of 1:59.2.

The fastest winner of the night for the freshman fillies was Miss B’ville J (RC Royalty-South Jersey Angel) who wired the field for Jim Morrill Jr. in 1:59.2. It was the second victory on the season and easily a new lifetime mark for the Tracy Brainard-trained filly. Miss B’ville J went off at odds of 5-1.

Three longshots won the remaining three stakes races as Concentration (Conway Hall-Super Starlet) upset for driver Chris Lems in 2:00 at 16-1, Counsellor As (Conway Hall-Cordele As) prevailed for reinsman Marcus Johansson in 2:00.2 at 17-1 and Dancewithme Chuck (Lucky Chucky-Vail) scored in 2:00.2 at odds of 19-1 with Charlie Norris in the sulky.

The New York Sire Stakes return to Saratoga on Saturday (Aug. 16), the same night that the Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Free For All Pace will take place.

Live racing continues on Thursday night at Saratoga with a first post time set for 7:05 p.m.


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