Saratoga Springs, NY — There were two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters contested on Wednesday (Sept. 4) at Saratoga Casino Hotel and the favorites dominated the action.
Hypnotic Am (Chapter Seven-Daydream Am S) has been simply sensational in her freshman season and on Wednesday, the Marcus Melander trainee remained undefeated. Hypnotic Am was squaring off against another terrific 2-year-old in her $76,750 division of the NYSS. Something had to give as both she and opponent Love A Good Story (Andy Miller) came in undefeated.
Hypnotic Am was piloted out to the early lead by Hall of Famer Brian Sears and sizzled through a first half of :56.4 over a track labeled ‘good.’ The fantastic freshman clicked off three-quarters in 1:25.3 as she and pocket-sitter Love A Good Story drew away a bit from the rest of the field.
Hypnotic Am appeared to have plenty left in the tank when she hit the line first in 1:54.4 to move her record to six-for-six in her 2-year-old campaign. With her earnings from the win, Hypnotic Am moved her bankroll to $273,957 mark, an incredible amount for just a half dozen career starts.
Love A Good Story suffered her first defeat but was a strong second to the big favorite while Sorprese (Dan Daley) finished third.
Ake Svanstedt’s Seventimesalady (Chapter Seven-Ava Marion) continued her strong freshman campaign on Wednesday when she went coast-to-coast in 1:59 over a track that at the time was listed as ‘sloppy.’
As heavily backed as a favorite can be, the 1-9 chalk Seventimesalady enjoyed comfortable fractions on the engine but did get tested a bit in the stretch before securing the fourth win in her seven career starts. No Mas Drama (Joe Bongiorno) was the runner-up while Without A Warning (Scott Zeron) finished third.
Live racing continues on Thursday afternoon with a first post time set for Noon.