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Freshman filly pacers in NYSS at Buffalo Wednesday
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

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Hamburg, NY --- They have to start somewhere and it will be Wednesday night (June 20) when the 2-year-old filly pacers begin their racing careers in earnest with a date in the New York Sire Stakes at Buffalo Raceway. It will be a great launching pad for their careers as the two divisions will carry a purse of $52,500 each.

Both legs will feature five filly freshman pacers. None of the gals have started in a pari-mutuel race and most have just one or two qualifiers under their belt.

And the sires to these ladies are spread out evenly as well with Art Major, Rock N Roll Heaven and American Ideal each having three entrants while Roll With Joe has one.

The Sire Stakes will be held as the first two races on the 11-race program which gets underway at 5 p.m.

With inexperience reigning supreme, the morning line odds are relatively close.

The first division has Brooklyn Lilacs (Rock N Roll Heaven-Sombodythatiustono) was tabbed as the 2-1 choice from the four post with Jim Morrill Jr. in the bike. Brooklyn Lilacs went gate-to-wire in her qualifier at Pocono on June 13, winning by 1-1/4 lengths.

The main threat could come from Who Can You Trust (Art Major-Neverhaveneverwill). A $45,000 purchase in 2017 at the Lexington Selected Sale, she is listed at 5-2 on the morning line with Jason Bartlett scheduled to drive. Who Can You Trust had a 1:58.4 qualifier at the Delaware (Ohio) Fairgrounds on June 14 and looks to take advantage of the inside.

The rest of the field includes Sewonandsewforth (Kevin Cummings), Eos N Rock (Ray Fisher Jr.) and Apple Tina K (Jody Jamieson).

In the second division, three of the five participants won their last prep races.

Love Americanstyle (American Ideal-Kiss Me Once Again) drew the rail and gets the services of Jim Morrill Jr. Sitting as the lukewarm 2-1 choice, Love Americanstyle won her qualifier in 1:57.3 at Harrah's Philadelphia by 2-1/2 lengths on June 12.

Meghan Lynn (American Ideal-Ladyotra) cruised in her qualifier with a solid 1:58.2 at Pocono on June 13. She'll be driven by Bartlett and score from the three spot.

Fool Me Again (Roll With Joe-Fool That I Am) made up nearly 13 lengths to take her qualifier at Woodbine Mohawk Park on June 9 in 1:59.2. She has the five hole with James MacDonald set to steer her.

The others involved in the second division include Ladybeluckytonite (Drew Monti) and She's Da Boom (Jamieson).

With three track records shattered on Sunday afternoon at Buffalo Raceway in Sire Stakes competition, the ladies will be looking to top the current standard of 1:56.3 set in 2016 by She's A Billionair.

There will be a pair of $15,000 Excelsior A series races on the card and one $6,700 Excelsior B event.

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