08/12/2016 10:54PM

Yonkers: Devious Man, Such An Angel deliver in New York Sire Stakes

Mike Lizzi
Such An Angel led at every call on his way to winning his New York Sire Stakes event

Heavy favorites Devious Man and Such An Angel emerged victorious in the pair of $75,112 New York Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old colt trotters on Friday night at Yonkers Raceway.

Driven by Brian Sears, Devious Man was in fourth through fractions of 29 4/5, 1:00, and 1:29 3/5, and had been positioned second-over before three-quarters.  Sears would fan Devious Man off the cover turning for home, and he would trot past the leaders en route to a 1:59 win.  He was three-quarters of a length better than Neon Lights (Jason Bartlett) at the finish line, with Royal Casanova (John Campbell) back in third after setting the tempo.

“You can drive him same was as a rental car,” winning trainer Julie Miller said. “He just has a lot of spunk and energy.”

Miller trains Devious Man, a Credit Winner colt, for owner Stroy Inc.  This was his second win from six starts, and he has now earned $76,877.  A $62,000 Standardbred Horse Sale purchase, 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). Racing as part of a 1-9 favored entry, he returned $2.20.

Such An Angel (Campbell) did all the work in the other split, leading through stations of 29 4/5, 1:01, and 1:30 3/5 on his way to a 1:59 1/5 triumph.  Money Macintosh (Andy Miller) was up for second, 2 1/4 lengths behind Such An Angel, and Stick With Me Kid (Sears) collected third.

“He a really professional colt,” Campbell said. “Done everything I’ve asked so far.”

Another colt by Credit Winner, Such An Angel is trained by Paul Kelley for owners Sam Caruso Jr. and Purple Haze Stables LLC.  He has now won four times from five tries, and he has banked $96,736.  Taken out of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale for $110,000, Such An Angel is out of the Andover Hall mare Michelle's Angel ($436,921), which makes him a full brother to Archangel ($1,140,972) and Dante ($277,931).  The 1-5 choice, Such An Angel paid $2.70.

--quotes courtesy of Yonkers Raceway--