Freshman Pacing Colts visit Monticello Raceway

June 28, 2019

52 freshman Pacing Colts will go behind the gate Monday July 1, up for grabs is over $155,000 in purses. The 8 race card features 4 splits of Sire Stakes, each division racing for a purse of $26,500, 3 Excelsior A’s ($15,000) and 1 Excelsior B ($6,700).

In the first heat, Sandy’s Bolt (Jason Bartlett) will score from post 6 in his division, the son of Bolt the Duer – White Sand won a NYSS event last start out at Yonkers in 1:56.4 (LQ 27.4) the field also includes Ray Schnittkers, The Mystic (PP3) the son of So Surreal has a Q record of 1:54.2 at the Meadowlands, he made a break in his first Sire Stake event, Mark Macdonald will handle the driving chores.

The next event race 5, features another Schnittker trainee, Always On The Hunt, the son of (American Ideal –Beachesofcheyenne) will start from the rail with Mark Macdonald in the sulky, he finished second in his Sire Stakes debt at Yonkers. Level Up, will start from post position 4 for trainer Monique Cohen, Jordan Statton will handle the driving assignment.

The 3rd division race 6 on the card, features 2 colts moving up from Excelsior A company, Major Asset who is trained and driven by Mike Simmons, the Art Major colt won last start in 1:56.3. and will start from post 4. Sunsetboozecruise (PP6) also won at Yonkers in 1:57.2, Gareth Dowse trains the son of Roll With Joe and has Jim Morrill down to drive. Splash Brother,(PP2) a $30,000 Goshen yearling purchase finished second his pari mutuel debt also at Yonkers, with Mark Macdonald in the bike.

In the final Sire Stake of the afternoon is slated as race 7, Groovey Joe (Roll With Joe – Chotat Milk) looks for his second consecutive Sire Stakes win, the Blake Macintosh trainee took a lifetime record of 1:56 in his division of Sire Stakes at Yonkers and will score from post 4, with Matt Kakaley at the helm. Also in the field are I Rolled The Dice (PP3) with Jim Morrill Jr. and Teton Sunset (Mark MacDonald) who finished second from the 7 hole last start out at Yonkers.

Levine will start from the rail in a heat of Excelsior A class, the son of American Ideal – Sangaal is trained by Megan Scran with Rick Zeron in the bike. Levine is owned by Wrestling great Ric Flair Stable of Wesley Chapel, FL.
Post time is 12:50