Vernon Downs to host NYSS on Friday

Vernon, NY — Vernon Downs will welcome¬†two divisions each of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings and 3-year-old trotting fillies on Friday (June 4).

Dewey Arnold (Jason Bartlett) is the morning line favorite in the $56,000 first division for sophomore trotting colts and geldings. The Deweycheatumnhowe gelding is trained by David Dewhurst. He has won his last six races including the $32,900 John Mongeon Memorial final at Saratoga.

Incommunicado (Chapter Seven) is the 2-1 second choice. He is two-for-two in 2021 including a win in the $115,583 Dexter Cup. The gelding is trained and driven by Ake Svanstedt.

Unbeaten Latin Lover (Leon Bailey) is the 3-1 morning line favorite in the $57,000 second division. The colt by E L Titan is trained by Walter Haynes Jr. Unraced as a 2-year-old, he is two-for-two in 2021.

His toughest competition looks to be the Bruce Saunders trained Dee’s Red Delicous (Corey Callahan). The gelding by Credit Winner is winless in two starts as a 3-year-old. He won the Kindergarten Classic final at The Meadowlands as a freshman. He has amassed $257,994 in his career.

Darlene Hanover (Andrew McCarthy) looks to be the one to beat in the $57,000 first division for sophomore trotting fillies. Brett Bittle trains the Chapter Seven filly. This will be her first race as a 3-year-old. She was four for eight as a 2-year-old including a victory in the $350,300 Jim Doherty Memorial final at The Meadowlands.

Her chief rival looks to be Illuminata (Chapter Seven). Trained and driven by Ake Svanstedt, she has two lifetime wins, including the $189,600 Matron at Dover Downs as a freshman.

In the $57,000 second division, the 5-2 morning line favorite is Iteration (Brian Sears). Marcus Melander trains this full sister to Gimpanzee by Chapter Seven. This will be her first race as a sophomore. As a freshman she won five times, including a victory in the $225,000 NYSS final at Yonkers.

The second morning line choice in the second division is Big City Pearl (Chapter Seven). Trained and driven by Verlin Yoder, she is one for three this season and four for 12 in her career.

The 15-race card starts at 6:10 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com.

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