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Freshmen Filly Records Fall At Vernon

Published: August 14, 2010 12:22 am ET

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The pacer My Girls A Star and trotter Some Girls turned in track record performances during Friday night’s New York State Fair program for two-year-old distaffers at Vernon Downs.

My Girls A Star recorded a 1:52.2 triumph in Friday’s opening division of a $125,650 New York State Fair contest that sliced one-fifth of a second off the previous Vernon standard for two-year-old filly pacers (set by Hulas Z Tam in 2009), while Some Girls uncorked a 1:57 mile in the second flight of the $110,840 New York-bred two-year-old filly trot that lowered the Downs record for this class (set by Munis Blue Chip last season) by three-fifths of a second.

Jim Morrill, Jr., who recorded five catch-driving victories during Friday’s 12-race card, sat in for trainer Ray Schnittker and owner Mathias Meinzinger as My Girls A Star (Art Major-Ifuwantitcumngetit) took charge of the third race after the opening quarter and went on to earn a personal best speed mark and her fifth victory in six starts.

Trainer and part-owner Gates Brunet did the teaming behind Some Girls (Conway Hall-Emotional Rescue), who also front-ended her way to a fresh win mark and her fifth tally in six lifetime outings. She’s also registered to Theodore Gewertz, Michael Rosenthal and Jean Brunet.

Friday’s other winner in the two-year-old filly pace were the undefeated (after six starts) See You At Peelers (Bettors Delight-West Side Glory), in 1:53.1 for driver Morrill, Jr., trainer Jimmy Takter and owners Christina Takter (Jimmy’s wife), John and Jim Fielding, and Song In A Major (Art Major-Dreams Made Real), in 1:53.4 for driver Josh Marks, trainer Linda Toscano and owners Seth Coen, Fred Wallace and William Jacobowitz.

The other first-place finishers in Friday’s two-year-old filly trot were Temper Of Will (Conway Hall-Dixie Crystal), in 1:58.3 for driver Morrill, Jr., trainer Trond Smedshammer and owners Roger Slobody, Alfred Ross and Raymond W. J. Campbell, Jr., and Tap Tap Dance (Conway Hall-Suydance), in 1:57.3 for driver-trainer Dan Daley and owners Ann-Mari Daley (Dan’s wife), Richard Lombardo and Murray S. Ferguson, Jr.

Newcomer Crypto Man (Morrill, Jr. steering for trainer David Dziengiel and owner Anthony Lake) captured the week’s Miracle Mile-1 trot after a 1:56.2 front-ending effort in Race 6.

The State Fair races for two-year-olds were moved to Vernon from the Syracuse Fairgrounds. The State Fair races for three-year-olds will be contest at Tioga Downs tomorrow night (August 14) and Sunday afternoon (August 15). Saturday’s 12-race Vernon card will begin at 6:55 p.m.

(Vernon Downs)

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