Friday, December 26, 2014

Disco Partner, The Lewis Dinner headline NYSS stakes


Friday, December 26, 2014


Contact: Sean Morris


Disco Partner, The Lewis Dinner headline NYSS stakes


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Twin New York Stallion Series stakes races highlight Sunday's card at Aqueduct Racetrack, where Disco Partner will look to remain unbeaten in the Great White Way, and The Lewis Dinner will go for her third straight win in the Fifth Avenue.


The NYSS Great White Way and NYSS Fifth Avenue will both run at six furlongs, and carry a purse of $150,000. They will both host 2-year-olds, with the Fifth Avenue restricted to fillies.


Disco Partner made a positive impression in his debut on Halloween at the Big A for trainer James Ryerson. The Patricia Generazio-homebred shadowed the early pace in the six-furlong dash, and took over at the quarter pole, going on to post a 1 ½-length victory after conceding a few lengths in the stretch to next-out winner Masons Dream.


Junior Alvarado will be back aboard Disco Partner, who breaks from post 3 as the 8-5 morning-line favorite.


Disco Partner's chief competition is expected to come from Clockwork, who finished fourth in the Notebook Stakes on at Aqueduct on November 16. Trained by Timothy Hills for Sea Gull Associates, Clockwork is a winner of one of two starts, having taken his debut in an off-the-turf race at Belmont Park on October 24.


Clockwork will break from the rail with Angel Arroyo in the irons. He sits at 5-2 on the morning line.


Rounding out the field in the Great White Way are B. B.'s Remington, who won a maiden claiming race for trainer Gary Contessa in his latest outing; Deputy Busterstone, who broke his maiden at the Finger Lakes in his most recent start; Nick's Posse, nine-length winner of a maiden claiming race at Parx on November 17; Golden Luck, sixth in a starter allowance race at the Big A last out; Chasing Bubbles, who broke his maiden by a neck in his latest start; and Gear Jammer, who remains a maiden and will be making his dirt debut for trainer Carlos Martin.


In the Fifth Avenue, The Lewis Dinner is a heavy morning-line favorite at 3-5 by virtue of a dominant score in the Key Cents Stakes on November 16 at Aqueduct. Trained by Rudy Rodriguez for Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables and Gary Aisquith, The Lewis Dinner is 2-for-5 in her young career, having broken her maiden in an off-the-turf race one start prior to the Key Cents. The daughter of Posse has won her past two starts by 9 ¼ lengths.


Manny Franco will ride The Lewis Dinner from post 5.


Trainer Chris Englehart will send out Omagoddonna, who sits at 3-1 on the morning line. The bay daughter of Wild Desert has also won two straight, narrowly prevailing in a six-furlong starter allowance race at the Big A in her most recent outing - her first start with Englehart.


Owned by Island Wind Racing, Omagoddonna will break from post 6 with Angel Cruz aboard.


Completing the field are Shangala, winner of a first-level allowance race the Finger Lakes in her last start; Kathy's Honor, who finished second in her debut for trainer Rick Violette; Saluda, who broke her maiden in her most recent start, from which she was claimed by Abigail Adsit; and Perfect Freud, three-length winner of a maiden claiming race on December 4.




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