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Fillies To Contest Monticello NYSS

Published: September 8, 2017 6:41 pm ET

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New York’s leading ladies will convene at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday (September 12), when three-year-old pacing fillies visit the Catskill Mountain oval. The overnight sheet shows two splits of New York Sire Stakes, each racing for a purse of $59,100. Three $15,000 Excelsior A events and a pair of $6,600 Excelsior B events highlight the undercard.

Category point leader Clear Idea is looking to regain her winning ways, as her seven-race win streak was recently broken. The American Ideal–Glass Maker filly has notched five NYSS wins thus far this year. She will start from the rail, with Mark McDonald in the sulky. Trainer Blake MacIntosh co-owns the impressive filly for the Hutt Racing Stable. Clear Idea sports impressive credentials with $257,373 in yearly earnings and a record of 1:50.4. Her bridesmaids, Planet Rock (Jason Bartlett) and Tequila Monday (Brett Miller) will look to break the strangle hold Clear Idea has had over her division.

Race eight is the second NYSS division with six starters. World Apart, who is fresh off her win in the Lady Maud at Yonkers in 1:54, will start from post position six with Jason Bartlett at the helm for trainer Linda Toscano. Richard Silverman will end his long hiatus at Monticello Raceway when he brings Ann Hill to the fray with Austin Siegelman at the handholds. The daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven, a winner at Yonkers early in the season in Sire Stakes company in 1:55.4, will start from post four. The consistent Queen Josephine has been knocking on the door all year with two second-place finishes in this class. Greg Merton will drive her from post two.

Under The Bus has been installed the 5-2 favourite in her Excelsior A event, in race two on the card. The daughter of Art Major is under the tutelage of Linda Toscano for her main owner Ken Jacobs and will start from post two with Jason Bartlett in the bike. Oceania, a winner at two at Monticello in 1:56, will start from post position four, with top Monticello driver Jim Taggart, Jr.

Pirineas Princess (post one) is looking to extend her win skein to four in a row in the tenth race after winning in this class last week at Tioga in 1:53.2. The Roll With Joe lass is trained by Dennis Laterza for owners Latz A Luck Stable. Robin J, who has yet to regain her two-year-old form will start from post position five.

In the third Excelsior A heat, Amber Buter’s filly Shesarocker is the morning line favourite from post four. Jim Morrill, Jr. will drive the daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven. Oneida Blue Chip is trained and driven by former Billy Haughton groom Mike Simons, and will start from post two.

Post time is 12:50 p.m. Eastern.

(Monticello Raceway)

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