Juveniles Vie in NY Stallion Series Divisions
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 11/8/2012 4:44:07 PM
Last Updated: 11/10/2012 1:12:19 PM

Undefeated Matchmadeinheaven goes for her 4th straight stakes victory in the Fifth Avenue division of the New York Stallion Series.
Photo: Coglianese Photos

Undefeated Matchmadeinheaven goes for her fourth straight stakes victory Nov. 11 when she takes on six other 2-year-old fillies in the $125,000 Fifth Avenue division of the New York Stallion Series at Aqueduct Racetrack.

The six-furlong Fifth Avenue, which will be run as race 7 at 3:14 p.m. EST, is the second of two stakes on Sunday restricted to the juvenile sons and daughters of New York stallions nominated to the series. The $125,000 Great White Way division for 2-year-olds, also contested at six furlongs, will be run as race 3 on the nine-race card with a 1:18 p.m. EST scheduled post. Each race attracted seven entrants.

Trained by Chris Englehart for Merrylegs Farm, Matchmadeinheaven made her debut Sept. 3 at Finger Lakes with a 17-1 upset of the Lady Finger Stakes. She returned three weeks later as the 4-5 favorite in the Rachel Alexandra Stakes, also at Finger Lakes, and then traveled to Belmont Park Oct. 27 for New York Showcase Day, charging six-wide from 10th to win the Joseph A. Gimma at odds of 10-1.

The homebred daughter of Utopia out of the Deputy Minister mare Open Marriage will face three of her rivals from the Gimma. They include third-place finisher and beaten favorite Kelli Got Frosty, fourth-place finisher Zekes Surprise, and 12th-place Gee Linz.

Jose Lezcano will be back aboard Matchmadeinheaven, who races without Lasix. She drew the rail under high weight of 122 pounds. The filly is the 3-1 second choice on the morning line behind P J's Superego, a second-out maiden winner Oct. 9 at Philadelphia's Parx Racing.

Trained by Patricia Farro, P J’s Superego drew post 4 and is teamed with New York’s leading jockey, Ramon Dominguez. The lone New Jersey-bred in either race, she was installed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite.

Rounding out the field are maiden winners Nonnie Connie and Jerusalem Stone.

Laila's Jazz, a winner of two of his three career starts, will carry high weight of 120 pounds in the Great White Way.

The son of Smooth Jazz, to break from post 3, was a first-out maiden winner for Englehart July 31 at Finger Lakes. In his next outing, he pulled an 18-1 upset of odds-on favorite Meet the Mets for new trainer Gary Contessa in a first-level allowance Sept. 27 at Belmont. Most recently, Laila’s Jazz was sixth in the Bertram F. Bongard on Showcase Day.

Rajiv Maragh will ride the Terra Di Sienna Stables color-bearer, the third choice at 7-2 on the morning line.

Favored at 8-5 on the morning line is Meeker Avenue, who led all the way to win his debut Sept. 19 at Belmont. Dominguez has the mount aboard the Read the Footnotes gelding, who drew post position 2.

The Great White Way field includes Stoneless, a gelded son of Bustin Stones   who most recently was fifth in the New York Breeders’ Futurity at Finger Lakes. Petrocelli, Madam I'm Adam, and maidens Here Comes Tommy and Patriot Class are also entered.

$125,000 New York Stallion Series Great White Way Divison (Race 3, 1:18 p.m.), 2YOs, 6 Furlongs
PP. Horse, Jockey, Weight, Trainer, ML Odds
1. Stoneless (NY), J Rosario, 116, B N Levine, 3/1
2. Meeker Avenue (NY), R A Dominguez, 118, D A Schettino, 8/5
3. Laila's Jazz (NY), R Maragh, 120, G C Contessa, 7/2
4. Petrocelli (NY), J Castellano, 118, T A Hills, 6/1
5. Madam I'm Adam (NY), C H Velasquez, 116, L Rice, 10/1
6. Here Comes Tommy (NY), M J Luzzi, 116, J Morrison, 10/1
7. Patriot Class (NY), W A Garcia, 116, C J Domino, 20/1

$125,000 New York Stallion Series Fifth Avenue Division (Race 7, 3:14 p.m.), 2YO Fillies, 6 Furlongs
PP. Horse, Jockey, Weight, Trainer, ML Odds
1. Matchmadeinheaven (NY), J Lezcano, 122, C J Englehart, 3/1
2. Nonnie Connie (NY), J Castellano, 118, D G Galluscio, 7/2
3. Kelli Got Frosty (NY), J Rosario, 118, R R Rodriguez, 4/1
4. P J's Superego (NJ), R A Dominguez, 118, P Farro, 2/1
5. Jerusalem Stone (NY), I Ortiz Jr., 118, M A Hennig, 20/1
6. Zekes Surprise (NY), C H Velasquez, 118, D G Galluscio, 10/1
7. Gee Linz (NY), J R Velazquez, 120, D Jacobson, 12/1
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