Summertime Lea, a daughter of Lislea-Donna Summer, is just three-quarters of a length shy of being unbeaten. In six lifetime starts she sports five wins and a second, all in New York Sire Stakes events. The Ron Burke trainee has earned $127,478 for owners Burke Racing Stables, Weaver Bruscemi, Frank Baldachino and Earl Smith.
In her last start, Summertime Lea took care of business by pacing to victory in 1:55.3 at Monticello. Her lifetime best is a 1:52.4 win at Vernon Downs.
She’s been installed as the even money favorite in the seventh race. Tony Hall will be in the sulky.
The first of three NYSS events kicks off the 13-race program. This division features Freetime who comes off a 1:55.2 track record performance at Monticello.
The Artiscape-Bubbas Joicey B filly is trained by Julie Miller for owners Andy Miller Stable and Triple D Stable. Pat Berry picks up the catch drive.
In addition to her NYSS win at Monticello, she’s also has won NYSS events at Yonkers and Saratoga. Her freshman earnings exceed $101,000. She’s been installed as the 2-1 favorite.
Saturday’s NYSS races feature the top eight point leaders in their quest to make the New York Night of Champions finals to be held this year on September 22 at Yonkers Raceway.
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