NYSS sophomore fillies trot into Tioga on Friday

Nichols, NY — Tioga Downs will play host to two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes on Friday (June 7).

In the $57,000 first division, Chaparmbro (Trond Smedshammer) and Winning Alliance (Todd Ratchford) appear to be the ones to beat.

Chaparmbro is a filly by Chapter Seven trained by Smedshammer. She raced in the Breeders Crown final as a 2-year-old. She owns a win, two seconds, and a third in six lifetime starts.

Winning Alliance (Chapter Seven) is six for six in 2024 including a win in the NYSS at Vernon Downs. She has seven wins in nine lifetime starts.

The John Butenschoen trained R Melina (Tyler Buter) is the one to beat in the $57,000 second division. The filly by Chapter Seven is two for two this season, getting NYSS wins at Yonkers and Vernon. She has nine wins in her career and has tallied $446,005 in lifetime earnings.

Her top competitor appears to be Sister Mary Maude (Joe Bongiorno). The filly has four seconds in four starts in 2024. Her last two seconds were losses to R Melina in NYSS action. Ron Burke trains the filly by Crazy Wow. She has five career victories.

The 10-race card starts at 6:15 p.m.

For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com.

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