Freshmen trotting fillies completed a Trifecta of stakes as a field of nine diagonally gaited youngsters battled in the $6,000 Star Slinger Stakes at Balmoral Park on June 20th.
Once again showing a knack for developing early talent, owner, trainer and driver Robert Taylor looks to have another nice youngster in his barn, as the $3,500 bargain buy Little Ms Chrissy made her career debut a winning one, scoring by one-half length, in 2:00.3. Her first stakes win of the young season followed a very impressive winning qualifier at Hoosier Park on June 13th in a sparkling time of 1:59.4 by a widening 15 lengths at the wire.
Saddled with post position eight, the daughter of Southwind Breeze–Fox Valley Shiraz made a slight bobble while looking for an early spot causing Taylor to steady the filly and make his way over to the pylons in seventh as Trot Fudge Sundae (Mike Brink) led the field through splits of: 30.1 and 1:00.4.
Storming up first-over from the back of the pack as the field moved around the turn, Taylor had Little Ms Chrissy just a head behind Trot Fudge Sundae as they raced by the three-quarter mile mark in 1:32.
Leaving the rest of the field in their dust, these two fillies waged a stretch long duel with Little Ms Chrissy finally nudging by her rival in the closing yards to pick up her first victory. Trot Fudge Sundae was a gallant second while Elegant Rosie (Mike Oosting) finished a distant third, 15-¾ lengths behind the top pair.