08/21/2016 3:14PM

Tioga Downs: Millers prevail in both New York Sire Stakes events

Fred J. Brown
Devious Man picked up a new lifetime mark over the sloppy going Sunday at Tioga Downs

Money Macintosh and Devious Man gave driver Andy Miller, trainer Julie Miller, and owner Stroy Inc. a sweep of the two $54,500 New York Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old colt trotters on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs.

The complexion of the first split changed at the start when 4-5 favorite Such An Angel (John Campbell) made a break in stride.  With him out of contention, Stick With Me Kid (Jason Bartlett), Another Chapter (Brett Miller) and Money Macintosh each took a turn on the lead through panels of 29, 58 2/5, and 1:26 3/5.  In the stretch Zack's Zoomer (Marcus Miller) closed stoutly at Money Macintosh, but the wire came up just in time for the latter, as he won by a nose in 1:56 2/5.  Another Chapter finished third.

There was an inquiry into the closing strides as Money Macintosh appeared to get rough-gaited, but after deliberating, the decision was made that no violation had been committed.

Money Macintosh is a Credit Winner colt, and was purchased for $28,000 at the Standardbred Horse Sale.  This was his third win from six attempts, and he has now earned $86,673.  Sent off at 7-2, he returned $9.80 to win.  Money Macintosh is out of the SJ's Caviar mare Apple Plush, a full sister to the likes of millionaire Likeabatoutahell.

Devious Man, already with a pair of New York Sire Stakes victories to his credit, made it a hat trick in the other section, trotting through fractions of 29, 59, and 1:27 2/5 on his way to a 1:55 3/5 victory.  He defeated Swell Chap (Tim Tetrick) by about six lengths, with Royal Casanova (Campbell) back in third.

Another colt by Credit Winner, Devious Man is now a three-time winner from seven starts, and he has now banked $104,127.  A $62,000 Standardbred Horse Sale buy, Devious Man is out of the Garland Lobell mare Miss Garland, making him a half-brother to the likes of Vivid Photo (S J's Photo, $3,273,387). The 1-2 favorite, he paid $3.10 to win.