June 28, 2024

Monticello, NY (June 28, 2024) – On Monday July first, Monticello Raceway presents New York Sire Stakes action when Two-Year Filly Pacers take the stage, on tap are three divisions of the Excelsior Series worth $20,000 per-spilt and a lone division of Sire Stakes worth $106,300.

The dash for the cash in the Sire Stakes highlights some talented fillies, the early morning line favorite is Cowgirl Hanover (PP2) she sports a perfect resume with three wins in as many starts, she took her division of Sire Stake at Buffalo in 1:57.4, defeating Americanbeachdream. She is trained by Jared Bako and will be driven by Scott Zeron in the bike. Send It In Slim (PP4) was a winner in her last effort in her first Sire Stakes contest for trainer Ray Schnittker at Buffalo in 1:58.3, Mark MacDonald will drive the daughter of Huntsville for owners Grozona Racing Stable. All Hail The Queen (PP3) is making her parimutuel debut after a pair of impressive winning qualifying races at Monticello, the Courtly Choice freshman is looking to lower her personal best of 1:57.2, she is trained by Shane Tritton and will be driven by Jason Bartlett.

The card also offers three heats of Excelsior action in races two, four and nine, in the first heat there are a pair of fillies that have won in both qualifying races, from the rail is The Perfume (2:00 – J. Bartlett) she has a pair of winning efforts at Vernon Downs as does Moonshine Express (2:00.1 – S. Zeron) On Cloud Nine scored in her Excelsior dash last start in 1:59.3 at Buffalo for Ray Schnittker. Cervi has been installed as the favorite in her heat, race four, the Huntsville filly is dropping down in class for the Team of Schnittker and MacDonald.

The final Excelsior race is between Besta Brynn (PP1) and Bukvillkidunotedna (PP3). Besta Brynn earned a Sire Stakes blanket win in a winning effort in her last outing, a 2:00.1 score at Buffalo, the In The Arsenal lass is trained and driven by Ronald Houghtaling. The local horse, Bukvillkidunotedna will be driven by Jim Marohn Jr. for the Crevani Farm, the American Ideal offspring finished second in her last outing at Buffalo in this class.

Post time for the nine-race card is 12:10 PM.