Meghan Lynn & Sulky Queen win NYSS at Monticello Raceway
July 16, 2019
By: Shawn Wiles
Photo: Geri Schwarz
Monticello, NY – Meghan Lynn and Sulky Queen both took home their respective divisions of Sire Stakes at Monticello Raceway on Monday July 15.
Meghan Lynn was content to sit in fourth for the entire mile, as DD Delicious cut the mile, 27.1,57,1:26.1 just before the ¾ pole Meghan Lynn moved off the rail to swoop the field in a flash, in the paddock turn she made a quick bobble but was able to stay on gait to win by a length in 1:54.3 over DD Delicious and Chase You. Meghan Lynn is by American Ideal – Ladyotra, she is trained by Jenn Bongiorno and was driven to victory by Joe Bongiorno for owner Crawford Farms Racing of Syracuse, NY. It was her first Sire Stakes win of the season and earned a new lifetime mark in the process.
In the second heat of Sire Stakes, racing for a purse of $56,500, Brooklyn Lilacs left strong from post 5 in the 5-horse race and tripped the timers in 27.4,55.0, 1:24.3. The eventual race winner got away last and was the first to move down the back side and grinded out a 4 length win over JK American Beauty and So Awesome. Sulky Queen, a bay filly Rock N Roll Heaven – Native Bride extended her win streak to 4, she had won 3 in a row in Excelsior B company. The win gave Matt Kakaley a driving double on the afternoon card.
In Excelsior A action, Fool Me Again with Matt Kakaley scored in 1:54.2, Topville Angelina (Jason Bartlett) won in 1:55, the lone Excelsior B race went to Roll With Mimi in 1:57.4.