July 1, 2022
The horsewomen of Monticello Raceway had a banner day this afternoon, trainers Ashley Eldred, Dawn Devaux, Candace Brandstatter and Marianna Monaco all had training wins on the card. Not to be outdone Female drivers Mckenzie Sowers and Marianna Monaco both scored in amateur events as wekk and Diane Bartells was the winning owner for Juniors Dew.
On the card were 3 amateur races 1- GSY and 2 – Catskill Amateur Driver events, in the GSY dash Mckenzie Sowers lit up the tote board after winning with 38-1 Penney’s Spirit in 1:56.4 – $78.50 for trainer Marianna Monaco, her father Bo Sowers finished third in the same race with Big N Bad.
In the first Catskill Amateur Driver event saw a pocket sitting Juniors Dew overtake Holy Grail N in the lane to score in 2:00.1 for driver Marianna Monaco. The final amateur race saw Dave Yarock win in a wire to wire winning effort aboard Mr Ridgetaker in 2:01.1.
Using a slightly different tactic this week as opposed to his last 2 winning efforts where he won in wire to wire fashion. This afternoon Bully Boy left the gate and took a brief tuck, but it was short lived as he popped out of the 4 hole with a quick brush and got the lead just past a brisk opening panel of 28.4. Once on top he set the tempo via fractions of 58.3, 1:27.4. Greg Merton aboard Life Well Lived made a move at the 5/8 but was unable to make up any ground; through the lane, Raceace (Alan Schwartz) made a brief mild bid but was rebuffed at the wire as Bully Boy won by ½ length in 1:57.2. It was his third consecutive win, fourth win of the season for the Gary Messenger trained son of Jailhouse Jessie for owner Risto J. Vidgren of Helsinki Finland.