Nichols, NY — Tioga Downs hosted two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday (July 19).
Albergita Hanover (Scott Zeron) romped in the $49,500 first division.
Rightfully Mine (Jason Bartlett) went to the front and led to a first quarter of :28.1. Summer Rae (Jim Morrill Jr.) took over the lead as they went by the stands for the first time and led to the half in :57.1. As they headed to the backstretch Albergita Hanover ($2.20) would make her move. She came first-over from fourth and took over the lead before hitting three-quarters in 1:25.
As they made the turn for home Albergita Hanover just destroyed the field, coasting to her first career win. She won by 10-1/2 lengths in 1:53. Rightfully Mine finished in second while Sea Of Love BC (Jim Marohn Jr.) was third best.
Albergita Hanover is by Roll With Joe-Armbro Amoretto. She is trained by Linda Toscano for owners George Derocker, Seth Coen, Camelot Stable, and Decker’s Corner Stable.
Think Of Galaxies (Mark MacDonald) was an upset winner in the $50,400 second division.
DC Batgirl (Billy Dobson) went to the front and led to the first quarter in :28.1. As they were coming around the first turn Easy To Please (Jim Morrill Jr.) went to make a three-wide move and caused Test Of Faith (Jim Marohn Jr.) to go on a break for just a moment. This caused both fillies to back track.
Think Of Galaxies ($20.40) was left in the open and then made her move, taking the lead with a circuit to go. She led to the half in :56.1. As they headed for the final turn Easy To Please went first-up from third but she just didn’t fire. Think Of Galaxies easily led to three-quarters in 1:24.4.
Think OF Galaxies then let it loose as they headed for home. It was then a battle for second as Think Of Galaxies glided home in 1:53.2. Test Of Faith finished second with Spicy Covina (Tyler Buter) getting third money.
Think Of Galaxies is by So Surreal-Lightening D Dube. Trained by John McDermott for owners Jonathan Klee Racing and Peter Kleinhans, it was her first win in only her second career start.
Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Friday (July 24) at 4 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com.