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Sophomore filles pace into Vernon Downs for NYSS
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - by John Horne, for Vernon Downs

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Vernon, NY --- Vernon Downs welcomes three divisions of the  New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Thursday (July 12). All divisions will race for a purse of $39,900.

In the first division Checkered Past (Jim Morrill Jr.) is the 2-1 morning line favorite. Owned by All Star Racing and trained by Peter Foley, the daughter of American Ideal is two-for-10 this year. Her most impressive victory was in a leg of the NYSS ($58,000) at Buffalo Raceway (June 13). She has six career wins.

The second morning line choice in that contest is Newsday (Jim Marohn Jr.) at 3-1. Owned by Mary Kinsey, Edward Mcenery, Michael Gluckman and trainer Richard Silverman, the filly is by Art Major. She has two wins in 2018, including a NYSS ($56,833) win against Checkered Past at Yonkers Raceway (June 21). Newsday is out of the talented mare Good News Lady (Western Ideal, $775,760) and is a half sister to Exposed (Artiscape, $114,526) and Vegas Dream (Bettor's Delight, $152,628).

In the second division, Ubettergo Go (Mark MacDonald) is the 2-1 morning line favorite. The Art Major filly is two-for-five this year with both wins in legs of the NYSS. The first win was at Saratoga ($60,200) on May 27 and the second on June 3 at Tioga Downs ($40,600). She is owned by Tony Basile, Reginald Petipas, Ozzie MacKay and trainer Blake Macintosh.

Like Newsday, Ubettergo Go hails from a quality maternal line as her dam is Ubetterthink Think (Bettor's Delight, $776,999).

The Ron Burke-trained duo of Let's Fall In Love (Jim Morrill Jr.) and Pueblo Blue Chip (Matt Kakaley) should be Ubettergo Go's toughest competition.

Let's Fall In Love (Rock N Roll Heaven) is the second choice at 3-1. Owned by W.J. Donovan, she has one win in seven starts this season.

Pueblo Blue Chip (American Ideal) is the third choice in the second division at 9-2. She has NYSS wins at Saratoga ($60,200) and Yonkers Raceway ($57,833). Owned by Blue Chip Bloodstock Inc., Menary Racing Inc. and Michael Guerriero, the filly has three career victories.

The third division features the 2-1 morning line favorite Kimberlee (Jim Marohn Jr.). Trained by Åke Svanstedt for owners Knutsson Trotting Inc. and Asa Sjorberg, the filly by Rock N Roll Heaven is five-for-10 in 2018.

The second choice at 3-1 is Jewels Forreal (Matt Kakaley). Owned by Burke Racing Stable LLC. and Weaver Bruscemi LLC., while trained by Ron Burke, Jewels Forreal is by So Surreal. She has two wins this season and five career victories.

The 10-race card starts at 6:10 p.m.

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