Freshman Fillies Headline NYSS At Tioga

Published: August 22, 2021 05:13 pm EDT

Tioga Downs hosted two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for two-year-old filly pacers on Sunday (August 22).

Reenactment ($35.40) and driver Scott Zeron prevailed in a wild finish in the $53,100 first division.

Patsville (Mark MacDonald) led to the first quarter in :26.4 before A Girl That Twirls (Dan Dube) took control with one lap to go. She was first to the half in :56.1.

Joyride Hanover (Dexter Dunn) made her move first-over down the backstretch and battled for the lead as A Girl That Twirls led to three-quarters in 1:24.

As they made the turn for home, Joyride Hanover wrestled the lead away. American Ticket (Yannick Gingras) came three-wide as Reenactment came flying four-wide causing a three-way photo. When the dust settled, it was Reenactment winning in a lifetime-best 1:52.3. American Ticket finished second as Joyride Hanover had to settle for third.

Reenactment is a filly by Huntsville out of Living History. She is trained by Linda Toscano for owners Let It Ride Stables, Maurice Chodash and Barry Cohen. She earned her second career victory from five starts.

Gotthegreenlight ($6.90), driven by Dexter Dunn, popped the pocket to get the win in the $53,100 second division.

Gotthegreenlight went right to the front and led to the first quarter in :28, but Just Divine (Yannick Gingras) went on by with a circuit to go. She was first to the half in :56.4.

Hamptons Babe (Jason Bartlett) came first-up to challenge as they headed to the final turn. Just Divine led to three-quarters in 1:25.4.

Just Devine shook off Hamptons Babe as they reached the stretch. Gotthegreenlight got an opening in deep stretch and popped the pocket to get up just in time to win in 1:53 flat. Just Devine had to settle for second. Throw The Dice (Scott Zeron) was third-best.

Gotthegreenlight is a filly by American Ideal out of Bet On Luck. Richard 'Nifty' Norman is the trainer for owners Patricia Stable and Kovach Stables. She now has five wins, including another NYSS division at Yonkers earlier this month, from six career starts.

Live racing continues at Tioga on Saturday, Aug. 28, starting at 6:15 p.m.

(With files from Tioga Downs)