Vernon, NY — Vernon Downs welcomes three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday (Aug. 15).
The John Butenschoen trained Destined To Dance (Tyler Buter) should be the big favorite in the $33,600 first division. The daughter of Chapter Seven-Go Go Dancer is three for three on the NYSS circuit, claiming wins at Saratoga, Yonkers, and Batavia.
Her top contender should be Broad Strokes (Chapter Seven-Lady Marian). The filly is one for two in her career with a NYSS win at Batavia. She is trained and driven by Ake Svanstedt.
The top choice in the $34,200 second division is the Marcus Melander trained Insured AM S (Brian Sears). She is one for two in her career. The Chapter Seven-Blur filly captured a leg of the NYSS at Yonkers.
Her chief rival should be the Maureen Salino trained Credit Income (John Stark Jr.). The Credit Winner-Income De Vie filly has a win and two seconds in three career starts.
Splash Blue Chip (Ake Svanstedt) and Iteration (Brian Sears) will be the major contenders in the $33,600 third division.
Splash Blue Chip (E L Titan-Dunk The Donato) is trained by Svanstedt. She has a NYSS win at Saratoga and a second-place finish at Yonkers in two lifetime starts.
The Marcus Melander trained Iteration (Chapter Seven-Steamy Windows) is one for two in her career. She finished a close second to Splash Blue Chip at Saratoga.
The 15-race card starts at 3 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com.