08/06/2017 3:20PM

Batavia Downs: The beat goes on for Clear Idea

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Paul White
Clear Idea has established herself at the head of the class in the 3-year-old pacing filly division in New York

Clear Idea has now won six straight races thanks to a 1:53 3/5 effort in the second of two $58,800 New York Sire Stakes splits for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday afternoon at Batavia Downs.

Starting from the rail in the six-horse field, Clear Idea was sent to the lead by driver Jody Jamieson, and she would hit the opening quarter in 27 2/5 with 3-5 choice Tequila Monday (Matt Kakaley) moving up to challenge.  Tequila Monday would clear to command beyond that marker and went on to reach the half in 55 2/5 and the three-quarters in 1:24.

In the stretch Clear Idea rallied up the inside from the two-hole, and she would get around Tequila Monday to win by three-quarters of a length.  Roaring To Go (Dan Rawlings) crossed the finish line third, but she was placed fourth for causing stretch interference to Obvious Blue Chip (James MacDonald), who was elevated to third.

Blake MacIntosh trains and co-owns Clear Idea, a daughter of American Ideal, with Hutt Racing Stable.  Clear Idea now has nine wins lifetime, and she boosted her bankroll to $225,391.  She was the even-money second choice and paid $4.30 to win.

Back in the first division, the complexion of the race changed right away when 1-4 favorite Candlelight Dinner (Jim Morrill Jr.) broke stride.  That left Queen Josephine (Jamieson) in the lead through opening-half panels of 27 4/5 and 58 2/5, but Angel's Pride (Kakaley) would make a first-over move out of third past the half that carried her into the lead before the 1:26 4/5 three-quarters.  Angel's Pride would pour it on once she struck front, opening up to defeat Queen Josephine by 4 3/4 lengths in 1:54 2/5.  Marquesa Seelster (Drew Monti) finished third.

The victorious Roll With Joe filly is trained by Scott Di Domenico for owners Triple D Stables Inc. and Jfe Enterprises LLC.  She picked up her fifth career victory, and she has now put away $90,856.  Angel's Pride went off as the 6-1 third choice and returned $15.20 to win.