The state's standout sophomore lass Brandnewgirlfriend came, saw and conquered Tuesday night in her $43,160 division of Yonkers Raceway's $215,800 New York Sire Stakes Scarsdale Trot
Brandnewgirlfriend and regular driver Boone Mattison two-moved to the lead in the second non-wagering event. The pair were out in 1:02, then home in :58.2 to complete the handiest of victories in 2:00.2. Naughty Nana chased from the pocket and wound up second, while Serene Yankee was third.
The daughter of Conway Hall, who is owned by trainer Paul Kelley, Jim Winske, Stephen Michaels and East Pond Stable, was unraced at two. She's now nine-for-10 this season with earnings in excess of $132,000.
"You really don't have to ask her for a lot during the mile," Mattison said. "She can leave much faster at most tracks, but here, you always have to make sure to get around the first turn. The way she's come around has been the best thing about her. She's learned what she's supposed to do. It's probably a good thing she didn't race last season. That way, we didn't stake her a lot and we could just get her ready to race in New York. She can make enough money."
The night's fastest NYSS effort was turned in by Michelles Way in 1:58.4. Brent Holland and the Conway Hall lass, who is trained by Ken Rucker, drew away to win the $42,160 non-betting affair by three lengths over J Yo. On With The Show grabbed the show dough.
With five wins in nine starts this season, Michelles Way is closing in on six figures this season for owner Marcos Ameralis of Bergenfield, NJ.