FIRST LOOK AT FROSH COLTS IN $158,000 NYSS JIM MEAGHER PACE
Three consecutive divisions-worth $53,000, $52,000 and $53,000, respectively-comprised the event, which again honored the memory of the Raceway's long time corporate controller.
Tuesday was the first sire stakes event for the frosh, the majority of whom were making their purse debuts.
The opening division proved quite formful, as the two choices "ran" 1-2.... Odds-on World on Edge (Matt Kakaley, $3.80), from post position No. 2, took over passing a :28.4 opening quarter-mile, then finished it off from there (58.2, 1:28.3, 1:57.1).
He defeated KJ Leo (George Brennan) by a length-and-three-quarters, with 36-1 outsider Hurrikane Kingklee (Dan Dube), Covered Bridge (Brian Sears) and Starship Trooper (Tim Tetrick) grabbing the minors.
For World on Edge, a son of Roll with Joe co-owned by Ron Burke, Joe DiScala Jr., J&T Silva-Purnel & Libby and Adriano Sorella, it was his parimutuel debut. The exacta paid $7.60, the triple retuned $68 and the superfecta paid $297.
The evening's second grouping was an unfair fight as Melodie's Major (Tyler Buter, $7.60) tickled the teletimer in a event's fastest 1:55.3.
From post No. 5, he two moved around Bean (Jason Bartlett) before a flat 30 second quarter, then gave nothing else a chance (59.2, 1:27.3 in between).
Melodie's Major widened to four lengths in and out of the final turn, lost Bean who eventually broke in the lane then defeated slight 2-1 favorite Bicorne Hanover (Kakaley) by eight lengths. Third went to Jojo's Place (Corey Callahan), recovering from a nasty break at the start, with slow-starting Jet Rock (Brian Sears) and Hestons Blue Chip (jordan Stratton) settling for the remainder.
For third choice Melodie's Major, an Art Major colt owned by Martin Scharf and trained by Mark Ford, he was another making his career purse bow. The exacta paid $19.20, the triple retuned $63 and the superfecta paid $297
"I didnít even ask him," Buter said. I drove him twice in Pocono qualifiers and he impressed me.
"I think I'm going to stay with him."
The evening's final get together saw Major Blake (Tim Tetrick, $5.90), from post No. 3, complete his appointed rounds 29, 58.4, 1:27.4, 1:56. The final margin was 2Ĺ lengths.
The next New York Sire Stakes visit is Tuesday's (July 3rd) Hugh Grant Trot (2 year old fillies, purse TBA).
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