Valley Forge For See You At Peelers

Published: August 17, 2011 06:01 pm EDT

See You At Peelers will try to extend her career-long win streak to 22 races when she starts from post two against seven rivals in Sunday’s $350,000 Valley Forge Stakes at Harrah’s Chester

. The three-year-old filly pacer is the No. 1-ranked horse in harness racing’s weekly Top 10 poll.

The Valley Forge is part of Super Stakes Sunday at Chester. The $2.6 million day also includes the $500,000 The Colonial for three-year-old trotters and the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine for three-year-old pacers. The Valley Forge will be See You At Peelers’ first start since July 28 at Yonkers Raceway, where she set the track record of 1:52.2 in winning a division of the New York Sire Stakes. She was scheduled to race last Sunday at Tioga Downs, but was scratched because of heavy rain and a sloppy track.

“She got a blowout here Tuesday in [1]:56 with a good last half,” said trainer Jimmy Takter, who trained See You At Peelers at his farm track in central New Jersey. “She was awesome; very good. She’ll be ready. To be really primed, she should have had that start Sunday, but you’ve got to play the cards you have.”

See You At Peelers, who will be driven in the Valley Forge by Marcus Johansson, won a New York Sire Stakes division at Vernon Downs on July 9 off a three-week respite.

“She’s raced good when she’s had a couple weeks off,” Takter said. “It’s tough to race horses week after week; you’ve got to make sure the horses get a chance to rebound a little bit.”

Owned by Christina Takter, who bred the filly, as well as brothers John and Jim Fielding, See You At Peelers is 8-for-8 this season. Her wins include the $601,000 Fan Hanover, $307,734 Art Rooney Pace and $127,000 Tarport Hap, plus the $279,175 Empire Breeders Classic. She was the first filly to ever defeat the boys in the Rooney.

Last year, she won the Breeders Crown and New York Sire Stakes championship on her way to being voted the sport’s best two-year-old filly pacer by the U.S. Harness Writers Association.

The Valley Forge field includes Krispy Apple, who has won eight of 12 starts and $334,250 this year, and Drop The Ball, who is coming off her 1:49.1 win in the $272,500 Mistletoe Shalee.

Drop The Ball, Krispy Apple, and See You At Peelers have posted the three fastest win times of the season for three-year-old filly pacers. Honky Tonk Woman, another Valley Forge entrant, is No. 5 on the list.
Here’s the field:

$350,000 Valley Forge
1. Krispy Apple
2. See You At Peelers
3. Idyllic
4. Drop The Ball
5. Whats New Pussycat
6. Honky Tonk Woman
7. Fresh Idea
8. Foxy Lady

This story courtesy of Harness Racing Communications, a division of the U.S. Trotting Association. For more information, visit

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