Two Record Setting Miles Among Three NJSS Green Acres Champions Friday at Freehold
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Naughtytiltheend, a three-year-old pacing filly by Western Ideal, and Big Payout, a three-year-old trotting colt by Yankee Glide, set New Jersey Sire Stakes records Friday afternoon winning $35,000 Green Acres Divisional Championships at Freehold Raceway.
Both were driven by Andy Miller, who had led the third NJSS Green Acres title race to the top of the stretch with Raysofgrace De Vie, before fading to sixth. Photogenic Legs, a three-year-old trotting filly by Classic Photo, won that contest.
Naughtytiltheend led from start to finish, pulling away to win by 8¼-lengths over Ready To Rocknroll (Rocknroll Hanover) in a record-setting 1:52.3. Her clocking easily eclipsed the Green Acres previous mark of 1:53.4 by Dreamlands Latte in 2008. Trained by Erv Miller, the filly scored her sixth win in 21 starts and boosted her purse earnings to $194,311 for the Diamond Creek Farm of Paris, KY.
Big Payout made a first over move at the three-quarter mile mark and overtook Jonah E Hanover (Muscles Yankee) in the stretch to win by a by a length and a quarter in a Green Acres record 1:57.1. Mamas Boo Bear (Muscles Yankee) finished third.
The Julie Miller-trained colt erased the previous mark of 1:57.3 by Bar Exam in 2004. It was the fourth victory in 13 races this year for Big Payout, whose earnings rose to $41,135 this year and Z$53,810 for his career for co-owners Rex Moats and Larry Taylor of Fairfield, IL, and Andy Miller of Millstone Township, NJ.
Photogenic Legs, benefiting from a patient drive from George Brennan, closed in the stretch to win by a length over Yansky (Muscles Yankee) in 1:57.2. Reviewer (Yankee Glide) finished third.
It was the fourth consecutive victory in NJSS Green Acres competition in five starts this year. The Trond Smedshammer-trained filly finished second in her only other race this year. Lightly raced in 2010, Photogenic Legs increased her purse earnings to $35,000 this year and $74,194 for her career for co-owners Jay Sears and Russell Peavyhouse of Florida and Phillip Peavyhouse of Michigan.
courtesy - Leon Zimmerman and New Jersey Sire Stakes