Rookies To Battle In Reynolds

Published: September 8, 2015 08:08 pm EDT

Fifteen two-year-old pacers - ten fillies, five colts and geldings - will vie for over $128,000 in purses as they contest their Reynolds Stake divisions on Thursday evening at Tioga Downs.

New York Sire Stakes standout Soft Idea has been installed the 4-5 morning line favourite in the $31,894 second division for pacing fillies, carded as the fifth race on the 11-dash program. The daughter of American Ideal-Walk Softly has amassed over $128,000 so far in her career, winning five of seven races on the Sire Stakes circuit. Jim Morrill, Jr. handles the driving duties for trainer Linda Toscano.

Another Toscano trainee has been made the morning line choice in the earlier $31,894 split for fillies (race 3), with Cut And Paste installed at 7-5 off her 1:53.3 maiden-breaking win at Pocono. Jim Marohn, Jr. will drive the daughter of Well Said-On The Arm.

Of the quintet of pacing colts and geldings to contest their lone $64,788 Reynolds event (race 7), the Jim Campbell-trained entry of Show The Fashion and Katies Rocker have been made the 6-5 morning line favourite.

Katies Rocker, a two-time winner, comes off a 1:53.1 victory at Pocono after earning minor checks in the New Jersey Sire Stakes and the Geers Stake. Simon Allard is slated to drive the son of Rocknroll Hanover-Just Wait Kate.

Show the Fashion likewise ships in from Pocono, breaking maiden in 1:54.3 in his most recent effort. Matt Kakaley will handle the lines of the son of Well Said-Show and Tell.

(Tioga Downs)