Monticello, NY — Meghan Lynn and Sulky Queen took home their respective New York Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Monticello Raceway on Monday (July 15).
In the $56,500 first division, Meghan Lynn was content to sit in fourth as DD Delicious cut fractions of :27.1, :57 and 1:26. Just before the three-quarter pole, Meghan Lynn moved off the rail to swoop the field in a flash. In the paddock turn she made a quick bobble, but was able to stay on gait to win by 1-1/4 lengths in a lifetime-best 1:54.3 over DD Delicious and Chase You.
Meghan Lynn, a daughter of American Ideal and Ladyotra, is trained by Jenn Bongiorno and was driven to victory by Joe Bongiorno for owner Crawford Farms Racing of Syracuse, N.Y. It was her first Sire Stakes win of the season.
In the second $56,500 Sire Stakes heat, Brooklyn Lilacs left strongly from post four in the five-horse race and tripped the timers in :27.4, :55 and 1:24.3. Sulky Queen, the eventual winner, got away last and was the first to move down the backstretch on her way to a 4-1/2 length win in 1:55 over JK American Beauty and So Awesome. The Rock N Roll Heaven-Native Bride filly extended her win streak to four after having won three in a row in Excelsior B company. Not only did the win aboard the Sundance Stable LLC and Jay Sears homebred gave Matt Kakaley a driving double on the afternoon card, but it gave trainer Jenn Bongiorno a sweep of both Sire Stakes events.
In Excelsior A action, Fool Me Again (Kakaley) scored in 1:54.2 and Topville Angelina (Jason Bartlett) won in 1:55. The lone Excelsior B race went to Roll With Mimi (Tyler Buter) in 1:57.4.