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Bartlett Scorches Vernon Downs

Published: September 16, 2019 1:31 pm ET

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Jason Bartlett won six races at Vernon Downs on Sunday (Sept. 15), including five of the eight New York Sire Stakes consolations contested. All divisions raced for a purse of $40,000.

Breakdowns of all the NYSS consolations appear below in the order they were raced.

Gobi Princess (driven by Jason Bartlett) was much the best in the race for three-year-old trotting fillies.

Avalonia (Tyler Buter) led to the first quarter in :27.1 and to the half in :57. Gobi Princess ($2.80) took control just after the half and was first to the three quarters pole in 1:54.4.

Gobi Princess, who is owned by Knuttson Trotting Inc. and trained by Annette Lorentzon, turned for home with the lead. Avalonia tried to come back, but Gobi Princess was too strong and won easily in 1:54.1. Avalonia was second best. Amanda Blue Chip (Tyler Buter) finished third.

Gobi Princess is a three-year-old filly by Muscle Mass. The Sunday victory was her third win this season. She now has four career wins.

Heavens Challenge (Jason Bartlett) charged late to nip Boogie Roll (Joe Bongiorno) in the consolation for sophomore pacing fillies.

Boogie Roll led the three-horse field to a first quarter in :27.1 and half in :57.1. Heavens Challenge ($3.70), who is trained by Chris Height for owners James Slendrom, Jeffrey Levine, and Joe Cornacchia, led to three quarters in 1:25.4. Boogie Roll rallied back and reacquired the lead as the field reached the stretch. Heavens Challenge made one more charge and won by a nose in a lifetime best of 1:54.2. Boogie Roll had to settle for second best.

Heavens Challenge is a three-year-old filly by Rock N Roll Heaven. The triumph was her third win of the season and the seventh of her career.

Genius Man (Jason Bartlett) was too smart in the consolation for freshmen colts and geldings.

Always On The Hunt (Ray Schnittker) went to the lead and put up all the fractions (:26, :55, 1:23.1). The first to give him a challenge was stablemate Teton Sunset (Tyler Buter), as the two went side by side.

Genius Man ($3.40), who is trained by Erv Miller for owners Ron Michelon and Daniel Plouffe, was second-over in third as the field made the turn for home. He held off a late charge by second-place finisher Ideal Artillery (Jim Morrill Jr.) to win in a lifetime best of 1:52.2. Teton Sunset finished third.

Genius Man is a two-year-old colt by Art Major-Unred Hanover. The victory was his second win from eight career starts.

Dragon Roll (Howard Parker) snuck by late to capture the NYSS consolation for two-year-old pacing fillies.

Coconut Beach (Jason Bartlett) was first to the quarter in :27.1. Fashion Hill (Tyler Buter) took control on the backstretch and led to the half in :57 and to the three-quarters pole in 1:24.4.

Dragon Roll ($11.40), who is trained by Chris Ryder for owners Craig Henderson, Robert Mondillo, and Lawrence Minowitz, went first-over at three-quarters. She wrestled the lead away in deep stretch and held off the late charge of Hen Party (Matt Kakaley) to win in a lifetime best of 1:53.3. Hen Party had to settle for second. Fashion Hill held on for third.

Dragon Roll is a three-year-old filly by Roll With Joe- Little Miss Dragon. The win was her second career victory from six starts.

Brady Bunch (Jason Bartlett) easily won the NYSS consolation for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings.

Whimzical Chapter (Dan Daley) led to the first quarter in :26.4. Brady Bunch ($3.80) then blew right by to take the field to the half in :56.1. He then used a :29 third quarter to hit the three-quarters pole first in 1:25.1.

Brady Bunch, who is trained by Erv Miller for owners Michael Anderson, Joseph Faraldo, and Eddie Gran, had a lot in the tank as the field reached the stretch. He breezed to an easy victory in a lifetime best of 1:53.2. Skyway Kon Man (Tyler Buter) came up late to finish second, while Chip Chip Conway (Jim Morrill Jr.) finished third.

Brady Bunch is a three-year-old gelding by Muscle Mass. The victory was the fourth win of his season and of his career.

Bro (Tyler Buter) was an upset winner in the consolation for sophomore pacing colts and geldings.

Bro ($22.80) led to the first quarter in :26.3. Respect Our Flag (Joe Bongiorno) then went to the front as the field headed for the backstretch. Covered Bridge (Jim Morrill Jr.) then would take his turn and led to the half in :55.1. As the field headed for the final turn, Bro went to the front again and led to the three quarters pole in 1:22.2.

Bro, who is trained by Homer Hochstetler for owners Jay Hochstetler and Finkelberg Racing LLC, was strong as the field turned for home. He breezed down the stretch to win in a lifetime best of 1:50.2. Respect Our Flag was second best and Chatelroll (Howard Parker) finished third.

Bro is a three-year-old colt by Rock N Roll Heaven. He was winless as a freshman and has now recorded four wins as a sophomore.

Discus Hanover (Jason Bartlett) scored in the NYSS consolation for freshmen colts and geldings.

Discus Hanover ($6.50) took the lead just before reaching the quarter pole in :27.1. He continued to lead to the half in :58.2. Take The Credit (Jim Morrill Jr.) took over and led to the three quarters pole in 1:28. All Rise (Tyler Buter) took a short lead in the stretch.

Discus Hanover, who is owned by trainer David Dewhurst and Phillip Hale, squeezed through an opening on the inside. Praying Ruby (Matt Kakaley) made a late three-wide move, but Discus Hanover was not to be denied and won in 1:57. Praying Ruby had to settle for second money. All Rise held on to finish third.

Discus Hanover is a two-year-old colt by Credit Winner-Dancing Flames. The triumph was his 11th consecutive victory.

No Mas Drama (Joe Bongiorno) won the NYSS consolation for two-year-old trotting fillies.

Flotus (John Stark Jr.) was first to the quarter pole in :27.2 and first to the half in :57. No Mas Drama ($4.40) then took the lead and was first to the three-quarters pole in 1:26.3.

No Mas Drama, who is trained by Jenn Bongiorno for owners J And T Silva Stables, Joe Bongiorno, James DiScala Jr. and Eleven Star Stable, went toe to toe with Flotus in the stretch. She would take the lead and hold on after a late charge by second-place finisher Charlotte Chaplin to win in a lifetime best of 1:55.4. Flotus held on for third.

No Mas Drama is a two-year-old filly by Muscles Yankee-Massive Drama. The victory was her second career win from eight career starts.

Bartlett's sixth win of the night came with JDS Brent N Sheree ($4.60).

Vernon Downs will return to live racing on Friday (Sept. 20) with a post time of 6:10 p.m.

For more information, head to vernondowns.com

(Vernon Downs)


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