08/04/2017 9:05PM

Tioga Downs: Youaremycandygirl topples track record in New York Sire Stakes action

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Fred J. Brown
Youaremycandygirl (#1A) holds off Hurrikane Shorty in a track record mile Friday at Tioga Downs

Youaremycandygirl and Let's Fall In Love, driven by Matt Kakaley, trained by Ron Burke, and owned by W.J. Donovan, won two of the three $37,266 New York Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Friday night at Tioga Downs, with Youaremycandygirl setting a new track record of 1:52.

Starting from the outside post eight in the first split, Youaremycandygirl worked her way around second choice Hurrikane Shorty (Jim Marohn Jr.) past the 28 3/5 opening quarter, then went on to lead through a 56 second half and a 1:23 1/5 three-quarters.  Hurrikane Shorty angled out of the pocket and made up ground in the lane, but Youaremycandygirl held on to win by a quarter of a length.  Michelle's Jazz (Tom Jackson) finished in third.

The 1:52 clocking lowered Mosquito Blue Chip's previous track record of 1:52 1/5 set in 2015.

"She's something special," Kakaley said of Youaremycandygirl.  "She's got a lot of high speed, and 52 here is pretty good for a 2-year-old."

Youaremycandygirl is a daughter of American Ideal who has now won twice from three lifetime attempts, and she has earned $38,845.  Bred by Birnam Wood Farms, Youaremycandygirl was purchased for $150,000 at the Standardbred Horse Sale and is the second foal out of the Somebeachsomewhere mare Sweet Lady Jane ($119,789).  Sweet Lady Jane is a half-sister to Sweet Lou (Yankee Cruiser, $3,478,894) and Bettor Sweet (Bettor's Delight, $2,782,353).  Racing as part of a 4-5 favored entry, Youaremycandygirl paid $3.80 to win.

In the second section Twin B Peaches (Jody Jamieson) clicked off the first quarter in 26 4/5, but she would be overtaken by both American Myth (Dan Rawlings) and 3-5 favorite All On Top Hanover (Marcus Miller) prior to the 55 1/5 half.  Twin B Peaches would pull first-over past the half and got to within a nose of All On Top Hanover at the 1:23 2/5 three-quarters, but All On Top Hanover dug in and would not relent, taking a narrow advantage into the lane.  She couldn't finish it off, though, as Let's Fall In Love, who had been sixth the first three-quarters of the mile, rallied home in 28 3/5 to get up and prevail by a pair of lengths in 1:53 1/5.  Python Blue Chip (Marohn Jr.) checked in second and All On Top Hanover had to settle for third.

"Tonight the race set up perfect for her, and she got to show what she can do," offered Kakaley.

A filly by Rock N Roll Heaven, Let's Fall In Love broke her maiden in her third attempt, and she has now banked $26,970.  A $150,000 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale acquisition, Let's Fall In Love is out of the Jate Lobell mare Time N Again, making Let's Fall In Love a half-sister to the likes of Romantic Moment (American Ideal, $1,076,527) and a full sister to Band Of Angels ($484,038), who won the New York Sire Stakes championship for 3-year-old pacing fillies for Burke in 2015.  Sent off at 15-1, she returned $33.20 to win.

Alexis Faith (Jim Morrill Jr.) improved to four-for-four in her career with a 1:53 1/5 score in the final flight.  She circled from third to first on the way to the 55 1/5 half and went on to down pocket-sitting Ubettergo Go (Jamieson) by a length and a half.  Betterthangraduate took third for Kakaley and Burke following a second-over trip.

Casie Coleman trains Alexis Faith, an American Ideal filly, for owners West Wins Stable, Jim Fielding, J. Robert Darrow, and Kevin McKinlay.  Taken from the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale for $55,000, Alexis Faith has put away $50,095 to go with her undefeated record.  Bred by Melvin Segal, Alexis Faith is the first foal out of the Cam's Card Shark mare Cannae Cammie ($538,140).  She was the 1-2 favorite and paid $3.00 to win.