Nichols, NY — Gimpanzee (Brian Sears) won the $59,800 first division of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old trotting colts & geldings at Tioga Downs on Friday (July 19).
Gimapanzee ($2.10) hit the first quarter in :28.1. Mr Vicktor (Tyler Buter) followed in the pocket the whole trip as Gimapanzee hit the half in :56.2. He then cruised to three-quarters in 1:24.3 and found another gear to win by over 4-1/4 lengths in a lifetime best of 1:52.4. Mr Vicktor had to settle for second money. Livinonthedash finished a distant third.
Gimpanzee is a 3-year-old colt by Chapter Seven. He is three for three this season and now is a perfect 12 for 12 in his career.
Cavill Hanover (Jim Morrill Jr.) won the $ 60,900-second division.
Lucky Weekend (Brian Sears) went to the first quarter first in :28.4. Cavill Hanover ($7.90) took over the lead after they went by the stands for the first time hitting the half in :58.2. He then led to three-quarters in 1:26.2.
Cavill Hanover, who is trained by Ake Svanstedt for owners Little E LLC., Wolfgang A Stable Inc., and Borje Nasstrom, held off a late charge by second place finisher Lucky Weekend to win in 1:55.2. Quiksilver Bluechip (Wally Hennessey) was third best.
Cavill Hanover is a 3-year-old gelding by Muscle Mass. He won for the second time this season and now owns five career victories.
Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Saturday (July 20) with a 10 race card starting an hour later than usual at 7:15 p.m.
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