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NYSS sophomore pacing fillies invade Tioga Downs on Sunday
Friday, June 01, 2018 - by John Horne, for Tioga Downs

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Nichols, NY --- Three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies will take center stage at Tioga Downs on Sunday (June 3). Each division will race for a purse of $40,600.

In the first division, I’m Trigger Happy (Scott Zeron) is the morning line favorite at 5-2. The filly by Art Major is owned by Let It Ride Stables and trained by Ross Croghan. She is two-for-two this year with both wins coming at Pocono. She will be looking for career win number seven on Sunday.

The second morning line choice is Tell Me A Joke (Jim Morrill Jr.) at 3-1. She is a  filly by Art Major. She is owned by Howard Taylor, Judith Taylor and Blue Chip Bloodstock Inc., while trained by Gareth Dowse. Winless as a 2-year-old, she is two-for-four this season. She finished third at Saratoga in a leg of the NYSS last Sunday (May 27).

In the second division, the morning line favorite at 3-1 is the American Ideal filly Presto Blue Chip (Drew Monti). She is owned by Howard and Michael Ouriel while trained by Jeffrey Smith. She is three out of five in 2018. She finished third at Saratoga in a leg of the NYSS on Sunday (May 27).

The close second choice at 7-2 is Wisdom Tree (Scott Zeron). The filly by Betterthancheddar has won four straight including a NYSS victory on Sunday (May 27) at Saratoga. She is owned by Thomas Pollack with Jeffrey Cullipher and trained by Edward Hart.

The final division features 2017 Dan Patch Award freshman filly pacer of the year, Youaremycandygirl (Yannick Gingras). The morning line choice at 2-1 is owned by Bill Donovan and trained by Ron Burke. The filly by American Ideal tries to rebound after finishing sixth in a Saratoga division of the NYSS last week. She put down blazing early fractions (:26.4, :53.3, 1:22.2) to start with but faded in the stretch to finish sixth.

Her main rival will be Kimberlee (Jim Marohn Jr.), who is part of an entry with Python Blue Chip (Matt Kakaley). The entry is the morning line second choice at 5-2. Kimberlee (Rock N Roll Heaven) is owned by Knutsson Trotting Inc. and Asa Sjober while trained by Ake Svanstedt. She is five-for-seven this season.

Post time for the 14-race card on Sunday (June 3) is 1 p.m.

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