Tioga Downs played host to three harness racing divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old trotting colts & geldings on Sunday (July 18).
Cool Papa Bell (Jason Bartlett) destroys field in the $34,300 first division of the NYSS.
Barn Bully (Corey Callahan) took the lead and led to the first quarter in :29.1. He then used a :29.4 second quarter to hit the half in :59.0. Cool Papa Bell ($3.40) made his move from third and brushed on by to grab the lead before hitting three-quarters in 1:27.3.
As they headed to the stretch Cool Papa Bell turned on the jets and left everyone else far behind as he won easily in 1:56.3. Grand Spa (Scott Zeron) came up to finish second. Barn Bully held on for third.
COOL PAPA BELL REPLAY
Cool Papa Bell is a 2-year-old gelding by Chapter Seven-Blk Thai Optional. He is owned by Runthetable Stables and trained by Jim Campbell. He is now a perfect three for three in his young career.
Justice (Ake Svanstedt) breezes to an easy win in the $33,600 second division of the NYSS.
Justice ($3.00) jumped straight out from the gate and surged right to the lead. He hit the first quarter in :28.3. Secret Rule (Joe Bongiorno) came first-up and tucked in second as they went by the stands for the first time. Justice was first to the half in :57.3 and first to three-quarters in :1:27.1.
As they made the turn for home Secret Rule popped out of the pocket but he just sputtered as Justice found another gear and just breezed down the stretch to win easily in a lifetime best 1:55.4. Velvet Style (Jason Bartlett) came up to finish second. Secret Rule held on for third money.
Justice is a 2-year-old colt by Chapter Seven-Religulous. Svanstedt is trainer and part owner with Little E LLC, Torbjorn Swahn Inc., and Myfab Inc. He is now two for two in his career.
Branded By Lindy (Scott Zeron) comes flying late to capture the $33,600 third division of the NYSS.
Quincy Market (Corey Callahan) went straight to the front but Castle House (Kasper Foget) went on by to hit the first quarter first in :27.4. Quincy Market regained the lead with a lap to go and was first to the half in :56.4. Distance Learning (Brian Sears) made a first-over move down the backstretch. Quincy Market shook him off and led to three-quarters in 1:26.0.
Branded By Lindy ($2.90) was fifth as they hit three-quarters. As they made the turn for home Quincy Market looked like he was going to put them all away but Branded By Lindy looked like he was shot out of a cannon down the stretch and blew right on by to win easily in 1:56.2. Quincy Market held on for second. Chapheart (Jason Bartlett) finished third.
BRANDED BY LINDY REPLAY
Branded By Lindy is a 2-year-old colt by Chapter Seven-The Lindy Label. He is owned by Lindy Farms of Connecticut and trained by Domenico Cecere. This was his first win in two career starts.
Tioga Downs returns to Live racing on Saturday (July 24) starting at 6:15 p.m.
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by John Horne, for Tioga Downs