Freshman Pacing Colts to Visit Monticello Raceway

July 30, 2021

Monticello, N.Y. – Four divisions of New York Sire Stakes featuring two-year-old pacing colts are on tap at Monticello Raceway for Monday, August 2. Each division is worth $25,000. The eleven-race card also includes three Excelsior A class, each racing for a purse of $15,000, and two Excelsior B events, vying for $6,600 in each dash. This marks the third NYSS event of the year for the two-year-old colts, and a few have already distinguished themselves as the real deal.

The first Sire Stake is carded as Race 3. Pleaseletmeknow comes into the race with an excellent resume: in four lifetime starts, he has won three. The son of American Ideal was a Sire Stake winner his last start at Saratoga in 1:55.4, a second in NYSS action at Buffalo, and was a heat and final winner of the Springfield Series. He’s banked $109,000 thus far this season. He will start from the rail with regular driver Matt Kakaley for trainer Travis AlexanderForrest Blu (PP2 – Tyler Buter) and Top Genius (PP4 – Jordan Stratton) both won their respective Sire Stakes at Buffalo in their last start.

The second Sire Stakes features Kingsville (PP1), who scored in 1:54.1 in a wire-to-wire performance in Sire Stakes at Buffalo last week. Jason Bartlett will drive. Pickup Man Hanover has one win and a second in this company and will start from post 6 with Billy Dobson at the helm.

Stretch The Line (PP1- Tyler Buter) and Hurrikane Chuck (PP7 – Mark Mac Donald) are the early favorites in the third division, carded as Race 7. In the final Sire Stake, Bluesville is looking to shed his role as bridesmaid and earn his first win after two second place finishes. The son of Huntsville is owned by Purple Haze Stables LLC and is trained by George Ducharme.

Post time is 12:10 p.m.