Monticello, NY — Cash Roll ($4.30) extended her streak of perfection in her $26,500 New York Sire Stakes event for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Monday afternoon (June 24) at Monticello Raceway.
Sent off the even-money favorite, Cash Roll and driver Scott Zeron started from post six and cut the mile through splits of :29.2, :59.2 and 1:28.4. She paced her final quarter in :27.4 to cap a 1:56.3 mile, the fastest of the afternoon and her second pari-mutuel win in as many starts. Racine Bell was second, followed by Dragon Blue Tina.
Cash Roll, a Roll With Joe-Rockonomics filly, is trained by Rich Ringler for owner Louis Palumbo.
In the $27,000 first division, Hidden Cove ($2.70, Marcus Miller) was content to sit the pocket behind pacesetter Galleria Gal before making her move to the lead at the three-quarter pole. After opening up three lengths on the pack, she had to out-battle a hard-closing Precious Alexis to win in 1:57.2. The daughter of American Ideal and Sun N Sand is trained by Erv Miller.
The $26,500 second division saw 1-5 favorite Turnthefrownaround leave hard when the gate sprung, but she made a break in the middle of the first turn. Meanwhile, American Chance inherited the lead, but Turnthefrownaround regained her composer and got even with the pack to lead at the 1:00.2 half. Eventual winner So Rude ($12.40, Matt Kakaley) sat in the four-hole until the paddock turn, and eventually tracked down Turnthefrownaround to score in 1:57.3. Scott DiDomenico trains the daughter of So Surreal and I Am A Snob.
Marcus Miller picked up his second win of the afternoon after driving Bolt Of Beauty ($2.70) to a 2:00.1 victory in the $26,500 third split. The Bolt The Duer-Natural Luck filly threw her left front shoe during the mile, but still paced a :28.2 closing quarter while 3-1/4 lengths better than Roll With Angel and Movie Town. Trainer Erv Miller co-owns Bolt Of Beauty with Tanah Merah Farms.
Spreckles (Corey Callahan, 1:59) and American Dreamgirl (Jordan Stratton, 1:58.2) won their respective $15,000 Excelsior A races, while the lone $6,800 Excelsior B split was captured by American Arrow (Mike Simons, 2:01.1).