NYSS freshman trotters invade Tioga on Sunday

Nichols, NY — Tioga Downs welcomes three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies as well as two divisions for the 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Sunday (July 16).

Star Attraction (Ake Svanstedt) is the 2-1 morning line favorite in the $35,900 first division for fillies. Svanstedt trains the  Chapter Seven-Selena G freshman. She finished second in her first career start at Saratoga. The John Butenshoen trained R Melina (Tyler Buter) is the 7-2 second choice. She is a filly by Chapter Seven-Goodtogo Hanover. She has a first and a third-place finish in two career starts.

Sister Mary Maude (Joe Bongiorno) is the 8-5 morning line choice in the $35,900 second division. The Crazy Wow-Perfect Mass filly is trained by Ron Burke. She has three wins in four starts, including NYSS wins at Buffalo and Saratoga. Erin (Dan Daley) is coming off a second-place finish in a leg of the NYSS at Saratoga, making her the 2-1 second choice. Daley trains the E L Titan-Blurred 2-year-old.

Senorita Palema (Svanstedt) is the 3-2 choice in the $36.600 third division. She won her first career start in a leg of the NYSS at Saratoga in 1:57. The Chapter Seven-Tosca filly is trained by Svanstedt. Marcus Melander trains the 7-2 second choice Date Night Hanover (Brian Sears). The Chapter Seven-Don’t Wait up miss is one for one with a NYSS win at Saratoga.

Blantons Blue (Scott Zeron) was made the 3-1 morning line favorite in the $54,500 first division for 2-year-old colts and geldings. The Chapter Seven-Bill’s Lady gelding is trained by Megan Scran. Svanstedt is trainer-driver for the 7-2 second morning line choice Situationship (Chapter Seven-Meegan Hall).

The unbeaten Bargain (Andrew McCarthy) is the one to beat in the $55,500 second division for colts and geldings. Nancy Takter trains the Chapter Seven-Batoutahill colt. He has a NYSS win at Yonkers as well as a Kindergarten Series win at The Meadowlands. Voss Blue Chip (Jordan Stratton) is the 4-1 second choice. Jared Bako trains the E L Titan-Angelita Hanover gelding. He is coming off a decent third-place finish at Buffalo.

The 14-race card starts at 1 p.m.

For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com.

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