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Six In A Row For Clear Idea

Published: August 6, 2017 5:06 pm ET

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The competition was keen between the New York Sire Stakes three-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday, August 6 at Batavia Downs. When all was said and done, Clear Idea and Angels Pride both beat post-time favourites to add to their NYSS points and seasonal earnings.

In the faster of the two $58,800 divisions, Clear Idea (American Ideal-Glass Maker) turned a two-hole trip into her eighth win of the year and solidified her spot as the top NYSS three-year-old pacing filly.

The heavily-favoured Tequila Monday (driven by Matt Kakaley) was a tentative leaver from Post 5. It took her over three-eighths of a mile to grab the lead from Clear Idea (Jody Jamieson). After having tripped the half-mile clock in :55.2, Kakaley kept his filly rolling up the backside for the next quarter before Roaring To Go (Dan Rawlings) rolled alongside to push the issue. But into the stretch, Clear Idea found the passing lane and paced by the rest under steady urging from Jamieson to win by one length in 1:53.3.

Jody Jamieson and Clear Idea, pictured victorious during NYSS action at Batavia Downs (Photo courtesy of Paul White)

The victory was the sixth win in a row for Clear Idea ($4.30) and fifth NYSS triumph for the filly that has now earned $181,733 this year for owners Hutt Racing Stable and Blake MacIntosh, who also trains the winner.

In the other $58,800 split, Angels Pride (Roll With Joe-Angel Place) benefitted from an early break by 1-4 favourite Candlelight Dinner (Jim Morrill Jr.) to score her second NYSS victory this year and move up in the standings.

Queen Josephine (Jody Jamieson) cut the mile from the start and backed off the half to a pedestrian :58.2 as a gapped leader. The lead would soon end as Angels Pride (Matt Kakaley) pulled from third past the five-eighths and circled to the front by the three-quarters pole and she just kept pacing away from there. Angels Pride opened up a five-length advantage with Kakaley sitting motionless to win in 1:54.2.

Angels Pride ($15.20) registered her fourth win of the year and second in the NYSS. The filly has now earned $81,356 this year for owners Triple D Stables Inc. and JFE Enterprises LLC. Angels Pride is trained by Scott Di Domenico.

Angels Pride, pictured victorious during NYSS action at Batavia Downs (Photo courtesy of Paul White)

There were also three divisions of the Excelsior ‘A’ series, each of which carried $15,000 purses.

The first division was won by Ameraway (American Ideal-Shyaway) in 1:54.2. Ameraway ($8.30) was driven by Matt Kakaley and trained by Erv Miller for owners Erv Miller Stable Inc., Paymaq Racing, Tangie Massey and Neil Cumsky.

The second split went to Roll With Sparky (Roll With Joe-Circle Game) in 1:55.2. Roll With Sparky ($3.10) was driven by Jody Jamieson and trained by Jim Graham, who owns the horse with Lee Winters and Paul Tandlmayer.

The final contest went to All About The Pace (Roll With Joe-Queen Of Blues) in 1:56. All About The Pace ($73.50) was driven by Drew Monti and trained by Scott Di Domenico for owners Triple D Stables Inc. and JFE Enterprises LLC.

(Batavia Downs)


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