SOPH FILLIES IN 167G NYSS PAT QUAGLIETTA TROT
The first ($48,941) grouping saw division leader Mamora Bay (Sam Schillaci, $3) win a stretch-length battle with Run for Royalty (John Campbell) in 2:00.2.
'Mamora,' from post position No. 5, had planned to race off-the-pace, but the requisite number of misbehaving young ladies kept improving her position. She stalked Run for Royalty in what turned out to be a match race, then wore her rival down by a head.
It was some 22 lengths back to Billie Blue (Brian Sears), who jumped it off as the first leader before recovering enough to get the bottom of the ticket.
Mamora Bay, a daughter of Chapter Seven trained by her driver for owner Peter Barbato, has won five of her eight starts (2-for-2 here, board-placed in all eight). The exacta paid $10.40, with the triple returning $15.60.
"The best thing about here is her will to win," Schillaci said. "Even tonight, in the lane, she made a bad step. Many horses would have gone off-stride, but she just trotted right through it."
Monday night's second ($48,941) statebred event was a rout for Amber Ella (Campbell, $2.40), who won her fourth consecutive (sire stakes) outing, this won by 11 widening lengths (2:02.1).
Leaving from post No. 2, 'Ella' took over from an early breaker, then opened as she pleased.
Netflix Hanover (Ray Schnittker) minded her manners and held second over a early-jumping Shechatedondewey (Matt Kakaley).
Amber Ella, a Chapter Seven miss trained by Linda Toscano for co-owning stables Enviro and Camelot, she has those fours win in five '16 tries. The exacta paid $44.20, with the triple returning $237.50.
"She just learning as she goes," Campbell said. "Getting better each and every start."
The evening's final ($49,841) NYSS event was given a different appearance when probable prohibitive, pole-sitting favorite Barn Bella was scratched-sick.
That, plus another defection, left a field of five, taken the distance by Teasin' N Pleasin' (Larry Stalbaum, $5) in 2:00.3. Maewegonow (Charlie Norris) was a pocked second, with 3-4 choice Heels on Wheels (Kakaley) a loomed-but-flattened third.
For 'Teasin,' a daughter of CR Excalibur co-owned by (trainer) Tom Corelli, Fred Corelli and Edward Reich, she's now 4-for-7 this season (first NYSS win, three in Excelsiors) The exacta paid $24.20, with triple wagering cancelled.
Sire stakes continue here Thursday night, with the $146,823 New York Sire Stakes Jim Crawford Pace (2YO colts/geldings).
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