Joviality S and Valentina Blu lead NYSS trotters into Vernon

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.