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Freshman Fillies Shine At Tioga

Published: July 22, 2019 8:03 pm ET

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Tioga Downs hosted three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies on Monday, and the rookies put on quite a show.

Movie Town (Tyler Buter) came flying late to steal the $34,866 first division.

Coconut Beach (Marcus Miller) controlled the early fractions. She hit the first quarter in :28 and the half in :58.4. Lolas Gold (Dexter Dunn) went first-over and pressured Coconut as they hit three-quarters in 1:27.1. As they hit the stretch Roll With Angel went three-wide to take a short lead in mid-stretch.

Movie Town ($10.60), who is owned by the Bay Pond Racing Stable and trained by Jeffrey Stafford, hit the stretch like he had a rocket was strapped to her and blew right by to win in 1:56.2. Roll With Angel had to settle for second as Coconut Beach held on for third.

Movie Town is a daughter of American Ideal-New Hollywood. It was her first career win.

So Rude (Matt Kakaley) captured the $35,566 second division.

Merga Hanover (Yannick Gingras) took the lead hitting the first quarter in :26.4. Galleria Gal (Dexter Dunn) took control just before going past the stands for the first time. She hit the half first in :56 and was first to three-quarters in 1:24.2. Racine Belle (Jason Bartlett) went first-over and challenged Galleria Girl around the final turn. Racine Belle then took over at the top of the stretch.

So Rude ($7.00), who is trained by Scott Di Domenico for owners Geoffrey Lyons and Glenn Goller, was second-over as they went around the last turn. As they reached the stretch she would slingshot right on by to win in a lifetime best of 1:53.3. Merga Hanover came up late to finish second. Racine Belle held on for third.

So Rude is a daughter of So Surreal-I Am A Snob. It was her second career win in four lifetime starts.

Turnthefrownaround (Dexter Dunn) is victorious in the $35,566 third division.

Cash Roll (Scott Zeron) led to the first quarter in :27.2. Tipperary Hill (Wally Hennessey) went on by at the top of the stretch. Cash Roll then re-claimed the lead with a lap to go. She led the way to the half in :57.1 and to three-quarters in 1:24.3.

Turnthefrownaround ($7.90), who is owned by Craig Henderson and trained by Chris Ryder, went first-over before the three-quarter mark. She took the lead at the top of the stretch and breezed home to win her first career race in 1:53.3. Hidden Cove (Marcus Miller) was second best. Hen Party (Yannick Gingras) was third.

Turnthefrownaround is a daughter of Roll With Joe-Knockout Pout.

Wally Hennessey drove five winners on the day. He got his wins with Believe In Angels ($10.20), Americanprimetime ($4.60), Kitty Hoyne ($6.70), Lady Boss ($2.80), and Lilly Hammer ($4.30). Dexter Dunn recorded four winners on the day. His other wins came with Lookatmyart ($5.90), Dragon Roll ($9.20), and Herecomesmagotta.

The will be no live racing this Friday because of the George Thoroughgood concert. Live racing returns to Tioga Downs on Saturday starting at 6:15 p.m.

(Tioga Downs)

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