Jordan Stratton Gets a New York Sire Stakes Triple

August 1, 2023

Monticello, N.Y. – In New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) action Monday afternoon at Monticello Raceway, the first division, worth $57,000, had a short field of five with a Ron Burke entry of Chapercraz (PP1) and Sevecheetah (PP4). Joe Bongiorno led from start to finish aboard Chapercraz in a 1:56.1 – $2.20 score over Cecil Hanover (Macdonald) with Wild Bill Kelso third for his third NYSS win on the year. The son of Cray Wow – Chaperess was bred by Purple Haze Stable for owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi and P Collura.

Joe Bongiorno and ChapercrazJoe Bongiorno and Chapercraz

The second heat saw five trotters behind the gate. Onion Gum pulled out of the two-hole going to the opening panel in a soft 29.3 and never looked back, going wire-to-wire to score in his $57,000 event in 1:58.2 – $4.70. The $250,000 son of Chapter Seven – Prinsessa is trained by Lucas Wallin and is owned by SRF Stable and Order By Order Stable. With the victory, he picked up his first Sire Stakes win on the year. It was one of three wins recorded on the afternoon by Jordan Stratton. The Gruffalo was second, with Some Kinda Crazy taking the show spot.

Jordan Stratton aboard Onion GumJordan Stratton aboard Onion Gum

In Excelsior action, 32-1 Sevenatchi pulled off a shocker to get past the favorite Espresso at the wire in 1:59.2. The son of Chapter Seven – Catching Katie paid $67.00 for trainer Stanley Zombick Jr. It was his third win on the year.

The second heat saw the pocket sitting Seven Sins pull from the two-hole, passing the 3/4 pole to take the lead over Met Your Request (T. Miller). He did it just in time, as Met Your Request made a break on the lead, as did City of Hope (Devaux) and Kingpin Hanover. Seven Sins strolled home an eight-length winner in 1:57.2 – $11.00; Jordan Stratton drove him. Lotto Hill (Bartlett) was second and Night Star was third (Macdonald).

Sire Stakes action continues next week at the Mighty M, when the three-year-old trotting fillies come to town. Post time will be at 12:10 p.m.

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Author: Jason Barnes