Sixth Straight For Clear Idea
Aug 6

Blake Macintosh's stable star Clear Idea continues to shine as she captured her sixth straight win, five of those New York Sire Stake events, including this afternoon's $58,800 event at Batavia Downs.

In the faster of the two $58,800 divisions, Clear Idea (American Ideal - Glass Maker) turned a two-hole trip into her eighth win of the year and solidified her spot as the top NYSS three-year-old pacing filly. Jody Jamieson was at the lines for the first time behind the talented miss whose summary now reads 13-7-5-1 this year for close to $200,000 in earnings.

Heavily favoured Tequila Monday (Matt Kakaley) was a tentative leaver from post five and it took her over three-eighths of a mile to grab the front from Clear Idea and finally hit the pylons.

After tripping the half in :55.2 Kakaley kept his filly rolling up the backside for the next quarter before Roaring To Go (Dan Rawlings) rolled alongside to push the issue.

But into the lane Clear Idea found the passing lane and paced by the rest under steady urging from Jamieson to win by a length in 1:53.3 over Tequila Monday. Mark Steacy's Obvious Blue Chip was third.

Macintosh shares ownership of Clear Idea with Hutt Racing Stable.

In the other $58,800 split, Angels Pride (Roll With Joe - Angel Place) benefitted from an early break by 1-4 favourite Candlelight Dinner (Jim Morrill Jr.) to score her second NYSS victory this year and move up in the standings.

Queen Josephine (Jamieson) cut the mile from the start and backed off the half to a pedestrian :58.2 as a gapped leader. That lead would soon end as Angels Pride (Kakaley) pulled from third past the five-eighths and circled to the front by the three-quarter pole and she just kept pacing away from there.

Angels Pride opened up a five-length advantage with Kakaley sitting motionless to win in 1:54.2.

Angels Pride ($15.20) registered her fourth win of the year and second in the NYSS. The filly now has earned $81,356 this year for owners Triple D Stables Inc. and JFE Enterprises LLC. Angels Pride is trained by Scott Di Domenico.

There were also three divisions of the Excelsior A series, each going for $15,000. The first division was won by Ameraway (American Ideal - Shyaway) in 1:54.2. Ameraway ($8.30) was driven by Matt Kakaley and trained by Erv Miller for owners the Erv Miller Stable Inc., Paymaq Racing, Tangie Massey and Neil Cumsky.

The second split went to Roll With Sparky (Roll With Joe - Circle Game) in 1:55.2. Roll With Sparky ($3.10) was driven by Jamieson and trained by Jim Graham who owns the horse with Lee Winters and Paul Tandlmayer.

The final contest went to All About The Pace (Roll With Joe - Queen Of Blues) in 1:56. All About The Pace ($73.50) was driven by Drew Monti and trained by Scott Di Domenico for owners Triple D Stables Inc. and JFE Enterprises LLC.
(files, Batavia)


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