Freshman pacing fillies shine in NYSS at Tioga

Nichols, NY – Tioga Downs hosted three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Monday (July 22).

Movie Town (Tyler Buter) comes flying late to steal the $34,866 first division.

Movie Town picked up her first career win this afternoon at Tioga Downs. Fred Brown photo. 

Coconut Beach (Marcus Miller) controlled the early fractions.  She hit the first quarter in :28.0 and the half in :58.4.  Lolas Gold (Dexter Dunn) went first-over and pressured Coconut as they hit three-quarters in 1:27.1.  As they hit the stretch Roll With Angel went three-wide to take a short lead in mid-stretch.

Movie Town ($10.60), who is owned by the Bay Pond Racing Stable and trained by Jeffrey Stafford, hit the stretch like he had a rocketwas strapped to her and blew right by to win in 1:56.2.  Roll With Angel had to settle for second as Coconut Beach held on for third.

Movie Town is a 2-year-old filly by American Ideal-New Hollywood.  It was her first career win.

So Rude (Matt Kakaley) captured the $35,566 second division.

So Rude posted a lifetime best of 1:53.3 in the NYSS Second Division this afternoon. Fred Brown photo. 

Merga Hanover (Yannick Gingras) took the lead hitting the first quarter in :26.4.  Galleria Gal (Dexter Dunn) took control just before going past the stands for the first time.  She hit the half first in :56.0 and was first to three-quarters in 1:24.2.  Racine Belle (Jason Bartlett) went first-over and challenged Galleria Girl around the final turn.  Racine Belle then took over at the top of the stretch.

So Rude ($7.00), who is trained by Scott Di Domenico for owners Geoffrey Lyons and Glenn Goller, was second-over as they went around the last turn.  As they reached the stretch she would slingshot right on by to win in a lifetime best of 1:53.3.  Merga Hanover came up late to finish second.  Racine Belle held on for third.

So Rude is a 2-year-old filly by So Surreal-I Am A Snob.  It was her second career win in four lifetime starts.

Turnthefrownaround (Dexter Dunn) is victorious in the $35,566 third division.

Cash Roll (Scott Zeron) led to the first quarter in :27.2.  Tipperary Hill (Wally Hennessey) went on by at the top of the stretch.  Cash Roll then re-claimed the lead with a lap to go.  She led the way to the half in :57.1 and to three-quarters in 1:24.3.

Turnthefrownaround took the lead at the top of the stretch and breezed to her first career win in 1:53.3. Fred Brown photo. 

Turnthefrownaround ($7.90), who is owned by Craig Henderson and trained by Chris Ryder, went first-over before the three-quarter mark.  She took the lead at the top of the stretch and breezed home to win her first career race in 1:53.3.  Hidden Cove (Marcus Miller) was second best.  Hen Party (Yannick Gingras) was third.

Turnthefrowaround is a 2-year-old filly by Roll With Joe-Knockout Pout.

Wally Hennessey drove five winners on the day.  He got his wins with Believe In Angels ($10.20), Americanprimetime ($4.60), Kitty Hoyne ($6.70), Lady Boss ($2.80), and Lilly Hammer ($4.30).  Dexter Dunn recorded four winners on the day.  His other wins came with Lookatmyart ($5.90), Dragon Roll ($9.20), and Herecomesmagotta.

The will be no live racing this Friday (July 26) because of the George Thorogood concert.  Live racing returns to Tioga Downs on Saturday (July 27) starting at 6:15 p.m.

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