Possessed and Freudie Anne top pair of NYSS stakes

December 10, 2019

ELMONT, N.Y. - Highlighting Sunday's Father's Day card at Belmont Park are a pair of New York Stallion Series stakes at seven furlongs on the turf, the $100,000 Spectacular Bid for 3-year-olds and $100,000 Cupecoy's Joy for 3-year-old fillies.

Headlining the Spectacular Bid division is Possessed, a son of Posse owned by Daniel Hayden in partnership with trainer Charlton Baker. Making his ninth lifetime start and first on the turf, Possessed last out finished sixth in the $125,000 Mike Lee for New York-breds on May 25. Previous to that race he won the Times Square New York Stallion Series by a length going 6 ½ furlongs at Aqueduct Racetrack on April 26, picking up a field-high Beyer Speed Figure of 82.

Possessed stands as the 2-1 favorite on the morning line and is set to leave from post position 3 with jockey Jose Ortiz aboard.

Entering for trainer Bruce Brown is the lone filly in the field of seven Fenwick Hall. A daughter of Freud, last time out she finished third in an optional claimer on June 7 at Belmont while racing three wide most of the way. Fenwick Hall will be reunited with Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez for the Spectacular Bid.

The 3-1 morning-line second choice, Fenwick Hall will depart from the rail.

Rounding out the field for the Spectacular Bid is Mark My Style, a chestnut son of Noonmark coming off a 1 ¼ length win in a New York-bred optional claimer on May 17 at Belmont for trainer John Toscano and Bran Jam Stable; recent maiden winner Ex Ex Ex, set to make his sixth lifetime start for trainer Gary Contessa and owner Mark Valentine; out-of-town invader Secured Position for trainer Russell Cash and owner Joseph Birnbaum; Payment Terms for trainer Gary Gullo, and Memories of Peter for owner Patricia Generazio and trainer James Ryerson.

The $100,000 Cupecoy's Joy features a field of 10 led by Freudie Anne for trainer Eddie Kenneally. A daughter of Freud, Freudie Anne is coming off a one-length victory at Belmont on May 22 in an optional claiming race at 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Perfect on the green with two wins in two starts, Freudie Anne is the 3-1 morning-line favorite and will leave from post position 9 with Jose Ortiz in the irons.

Looking to rebound off a sixth-place finish in the $125,000 Bouwerie on May 25 at Belmont is The Lewis Dinner for trainer Rudy Rodriguez and owners Michael Dubb and Bethelehem Stables LLC. A daughter of Posse, the dark bay or brown filly will be making her first start on the turf in the Cupecoy's Joy.

At 6-1 on the morning line, The Lewis Dinner will depart from post position 8 with jockey Angel Arroyo.

Trainer Leah Gyarmati will enter Dreamboat Annie for Crown Stable, Who Wudda Thunk Racing, and Deborah Kinns. Set to make just her fourth lifetime start, Dreamboat Annie has collected two wins with one third-place finish. Last out she impressively won a New York-bred allowance on May 24 at Belmont at six furlongs on the turf by 1 ¼ lengths. The 7-2 morning-line second choice, Dreamboat Annie will leave from post 6 with Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez aboard.

Cosmic Serenity, a gray or roan filly by Cosmonaut for trainer Philip Serpe, will cut back in distance for the Cupecoy's Joy. Last out she finished second in a 1 1/16-mile optional claiming race on June 7 at Belmont.

Rounding out the field is Amazing Anne, a daughter of Freud for Winter Park Partners and trainer Tom Morley; Laura's Patriot who last out just missed losing by a half-length in an allowance race at Belmont on May 24; Loon River for trainer Gary Gullo; Perfect Freud for owner Michael Henning and trainer Gary Sciacca; Kacy Lauren, who enters as a maiden for owners Paul Pompa Jr. and Kacy Sallusto, and Twin Lights for trainer Gary Contessa.