Mr Vicktor and Cavill Hanover highlight NYSS Action at Monticello Raceway
May 31, 2019
By: Shawn Wiles
Photo Credit: Geri Schwarz
Cavill Hanover shown winning a NYSS at Monticello Raceway as a 2 year old
On Monday afternoon June 3, Mr. Victor and Cavill Hanover highlight the New York Sire Stakes for 3 Year Old Trotting Colts. The entire 9 races card is dedicated to Sire Stakes, 3 divisions of Sire Stakes will each race for a purse of $38,200, 3 heats of Excelsior A’s vying for a purse of $15,000 and 3 heats of Excelsior B, racing for $6,600.
The first race is the first heat of the regular Sire Stakes with 5 horse’s going to post, the fastest of the lot is Winnerup, the son of Credit Winner is trained and driven by Trond Smedshammer for patron Purple Haze Stable. He earned his lifetime mark of 1:53.1 at Vernon in overnight company. Horns For Three will start from the rail, a winner his last start in 1:55.4, Jason Bartlett will drive the son of Credit Winner for trainer Jeff Cullipher.
Mr Vicktor (Tyler Buter) has drawn the rail in his dash (Race 6) and has been installed the morning line favorite, Mr Vicktor, has a new trainer this start as Jennifer Lappe has assumed training the RC Royalty colt for new owners R. Santagata, J. Lappe, Diamond Pride and Joe Lee. A model of consistency, in 6 lifetime starts he has a tally of 4 wins, 1 second and 1 third place finish. His last start in Vernon Downs he finished second to last year’s 2 Year Old Trotting Colt of the year Gimpanzee in the Empire Breeders Classic Final. In his prior start he won a NYSS event at Vernon Downs in 1:55.1, as a 2 year old he won an Excelsior stakes at Monticello Raceway. Local favorite Chip Chip Conway (PP4), the son of Conway Hall is trained by Gary Messenger with regular driver Jim Taggart Jr. In the sulky.
Travel Winner (PP4) the son of Credit Winner has 3 wins in 9 starts this season for trainer R. Nifty Norman, last start out he finished 3rd in the Empire Breeders Classic, Tyler Buter will drive. Cavill Hanover is the handicappers 2nd choice drive, the son of Muscle Mass is trained by Ake Svanstedt, in 3 starts this season he was second in the Dexter Cup Elims and finished 4th in the final, and 4th in the Empire Breeders Classic.
Post time for the 9 race Sire Stakes laden card is 12:50pm.