NYSS debut Monday at Monticello Raceway

Monticello, NY  On Monday (June 3), the New York Sire Stakes roll into town to make their 2024 debut at Monticello Raceway with 3-Year-Old Trotting Colts taking center stage.

The nine-race card features two divisions of Sire Stakes, each spilt for $59,000 and three heats of the Excelsior Stakes, with each dash racing for a purse of $20,000, total purses for the day are over $200,000.

The first split of Sire Stakes is a seven-horse contest with Keep Asking (Tyler Buter) from the rail has been installed the 5-2 morning line favorite for trainer George Ducharme. The son of Chapter Seven finished fourth last start out in this company.

Inflation (PP four) is moving up in class after a win last week at Vernon Downs in the Excelsior Series where he scored in 1:53.4. Jordan Stratton will drive the Lucas Wallin trained son of Chapter Seven.

Thinker Money, a $500,000 yearling acquisition drew post five for trainer Marcus Melander; she was third last week at Vernon Downs. She is a full sister to three-time Breeders Crown winner, Gimpanzee, who earned $2,701.075 in his illustrious career.

Race eight is the second spilt worth $58,100 with six starters, Sir Pinocchio from the rail with Jason Bartlett in the bike is the early 5-2 favorite. He finished second in Sire Stakes competition in his last start at Vernon Downs. Earlier in the month, he won the prestigious $134,900 Dexter Cup for trainer Ed Hart. The son of Mets Hall is owned by Carolyn Atherton of Scarsdale, NY.

Crazy Brother Jim (PP two) with Jim Marohn Jr. in the bike, he took his 2-year-old record last year at Monticello.

The 3-1 second choice on the morning line is Fly By from post six with Scott Zeron in the bike for trainer Tony Alagna; the son of Chapter Seven is seeking his first win of the year.

Purple Haze Stables will send forth their Chaplind (PP three) trained by George Ducharme with Tyler Buter at the helm. Last year, he was a winner of $172,030.

The Excelsior Series has three seven-horse fields.

In race two, Mighty Deo from the rail with Scott Zeron in the bike is the 5-2 favorite in his race after finishing second last start at Vernon in 1:54.

In the second heat (race three), Pepper Wow (PP five), who is currently fifth in the point standings, is the son of Crazy Wow will be driven by Ivan Davies.

Fringed (Dan Daley) from the rail is the 5-2 morning line favorite. The son of Crazy Wow is dropping in class and was a winner of two straight before making a miscue in his last effort.

The third and final leg is in race six. Trainer Claude Huckabone III has two entered with Dynamic One (Jordan Stratton) leaving from the rail and Seven Minute Abs (PP three), who will be driven by Huckabone.

Jack’s Boy was a winner in the same class at Vernon in his last; he is trained by Joe Sansone and will be driven by Marcus Miller.

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