Yonkers, NY — On Thursday evening (Aug. 22), Yonkers Raceway hosted the $154,600 New York Sire Stakes Pat Quaglietta Trot for 2-year-old fillies.
A pair $77,300 races comprised the event, which resulted in a perfect pair of winners.
Love A Good Story (Andy Miller, $2.40) went the distance through splits of :29.2, :58.3 and 1:28 to win a gapped-out opening division in 1:57.2, her sixth win in as many seasonal starts and matching her previous local effort.
The final margin was 3-1/4 lengths.
Without A Warning (Jason Bartlett) was the bridesmaid at every section, with Miss Jubilation (Åke Svanstedt), Flotus (John Stark Jr.) and C Me Hyde (Phil Fluet) completing the order after a pair of defections.
Love A Good Story is a daughter of Chapter Seven and Celebrity Lovin co-owned by Pinske Stables, Kentuckiana Racing Stable and Daniel Plouffe and trained by Julie Miller. The exacta paid $7.00, with neither triple nor superfecta wagering offered.
”It was just business as usual,” driver Miller said.
There was a lengthy weather delay prior to the second group, which only forestalled the obvious.
The precipitation just about stopped as track record holder Hypnotic AM (Brian Sears, $2.40) started.
Away third from post two, the lass took over from Really Blue Chip (George Brennan) right by the :28.4 opening quarter mile before taking off … period.
She widened by the :58.2 intermission, then finished off the foray in 1:56.3, winning by 3-1/2 lengths.
Seventimesalady (Svanstedt) was second, with No Mas Drama (Joe Bongiorno) and Illdoitmyself (Bartlett) rounding out the gimmick finishers.
For Hypnotic AM, a homebred Chapter Seven filly trained by Marcus Melander for owner Courant Inc., she’s now five-for-five to begin her career, never once going off at odds higher than 1-2. The exacta paid $3.80, the triple returned $50 and the superfecta paid $157.50.
“She feels as good as she looks,” Sears said.
New York Sire Stakes returns downstate next Thursday night (Aug. 29), with the Bruce Hamilton Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings.