06/26/2016 2:14PM

Buffalo: Track record effort by Smalltownthrowdown in New York Sire Stakes

Steve Roth
Smalltownthrowdown entered the record book at Buffalo Raceway in his NYSS win Sunday

Smalltownthrowdown, driven by trainer Dan Daley, set a new track record for a 3-year-old colt trotter at Buffalo Raceway when he won the second of two New York Sire Stakes divisions in 1:56 2/5 on Sunday afternoon.  The Royal Harry (Ake Svanstedt) won the other section in 1:59 4/5.

Daley pointed his charge to the top from post two in the $61,300 split, and he would chop out fractions of 29 2/5, 59, and 1:28.  In the stretch pocket-sitter Drazzmatazz (Francisco Del Cid) came to the outside and gained ground, but Smalltownthrowdown held sway, winning by a length.  Do The Deal (Svanstedt) finished third.

The 1:56 2/5 time lowered the track record of 1:56 4/5 set by Cash Me Out in June of 2014, and it just missed the all-age track record of Gural Hanover by a fifth of a second.

"He's good on a half-mile track," Daley said. "The main thing was getting around the turns here and getting to the lead. That was key. 

"He flattened out a little bit in the end but he got the job done."

Annmari Daley, James Crawford, Donald Brenner, and Richard Lombardo own Smalltownthrowdown, a colt by Cash Hall.  This was his fifth win from 18 starts, and he has now earned $195,073.  Sent off at 3-1, Smalltownthrowdown returned $8.90 to win.

Back in the first $60,200 division, The Royal Harry chopped out panels of 28 4/5, 59 2/5, and 1:30 on his way to a 1 1/4 length decision over Crazycat (Drew Monti).  A Jersey Contract (Jim Morrill Jr.) che,cked in third.

Svanstedt also trains The Royal Harry, a RC Royalty colt, for co-owner/breeder Michael Pozefsky and co-owner William Pozefsky.  The Royal Harry is now a three-time winner from eight attempts, and he has banked $79,254.  The 3-5 favorite, The Royal Harry paid $3.50 to win.

--Daley quote courtesy of Buffalo Raceway--