Nichols, NY — The special Fourth of July matinee at Tioga Downs featured four divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies.
Hypnotic Am (Brian Sears) captured the $26,500 first division.
Destiny Blue Chip (Ake Svanstedt) charged out to the lead through a first quarter in :28.4. Hypnotic Am ($2.70) hen took over the lead as they went by the stands for the first time, leading the group to the half in :58.1 and three-quarters in 1:27.1.
Hypnotic Am, who is owned by Courant Inc. and trained by Marcus Melander, found another gear as they reached the stretch and breezed to win in 1:56.1. Musnter (Kasper Foget) finished second with Destiny Blue Chip holding on for third.
Hypnotic Am is a daughter of Chapter Seven and Daydream Am.
Love A Good Story (Troy Beyer) breezed to an easy win in the $26,500 second division.
Seventimesalady (Ake Svanstedt) led to the first quarter in :27.4, and Love A Good Story ($4.40) grabbed control of the race shortly thereafter. She led to the half in :57.2 and three-quarters in 1;26.2, before No Mas Drama (Brian Sears) advanced first-over around the final turn and put on heavy pressure. Love a Good Story shook her off and won with ease by tying the track record for 2-year-old trotting fillies in 1:55.1. Seventimesalady was second, and C Me Hyde (Phil Fluet) finished third.
Love A Good Story, a Chapter Seven-Celebrity Lovin filly is trained by Julie Miller for owners Pinske Stables and the Kentuckiana Racing Stable. It was her second New York Sire Stakes win in as many starts.
Senorita Rita (Scott Zeron) was much the best in the $27,000 third division.
Charlotte Chaplin (Wally Hennessey) led the way to a first quarter in :29.1. Senorita Rita ($2.50) took over the lead with a lap to go, hitting the halfway mark in :58.4 before Hushabye (Brian Sears) advanced on the outside to chase her.
Senorita Rita, who is owned by Ken Jacobs and trained by Lnda Toscano, continued to lead hitting three-quarters in 1:27.3. As she hit the stretch she got stronger and won easily in 1:56.1. Charlotte Chaplin came back up to take second money, while Hushabye had to settle for third.
Senorita Rita, a Chapter Seven-Lindys Head Nurse filly, won her career debut.
Miss Jubilation (Ake Svanstedt) wins the $26,500 fourth division.
Smooth Affair (Tyler Buter) led to the first quarter in :29 and to the half in :58.2. Sorprese (Dan Daley) went first-over down the back stretch and challenged Smooth Affair all the way to the three-quarter mark, and Smooth Affair kept the lead in 1:26.4.
Miss Jubilation ($8.50), who is owned by trainer Ake Svanstedt with Little E LLC and Triple Play Trotters LLC., pounced out of the pocket at the top of the stretch and blew right by to win in 1:57.1. Smooth Affair held on for second, and DW’s Aubrey (Kris Rickert) finished third.
Miss Jubilation, a Chapter Seven-Blue Muscles filly, also won her career debut.
Wally Hennessey, leading driver at Tioga Downs, won four races on the day. His wins came with Mannie’s Lady ($3.50) Sophia’s Express ($12.60) Bad Night Mare ($3.50) and Weallgottrumped ($6.00).
There is no live racing at Tioga Downs on Friday (July 5). Live racing returns on Saturday (July 6), with a 10-race card starting at 6:15 p.m. Fireworks follows live racing.
For more information, go to www.tiogadowns.com.