Vernon Downs will host two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for sophomore trotting fillies on Memorial Day Monday (May 30).
Valentina Blu (Andrew McCarthy) is the 2-1 morning line favorite in the $60,300 first division. The Chapter Seven filly surged late to capture her first start of the 2022 season in a leg of the NYSS at Yonkers Raceway. She is owned by Crawford Farms Racing and trained by Tony Alagna. As a freshman she had a win, six seconds and two thirds. The filly has won $364,703 in her career.
Bare My Soul (Tyler Buter) could be her toughest challenger. The Linda Toscano trained filly by Chapter Seven lost to Valentina Blu by a neck when they raced at Yonkers in the first leg of the NYSS.