This is getting a little silly, these New York features. Gary Contessa just has been so dominating, and in today’s Busher for three-year-old fillies going a mile and a sixteenth, he will start half the field of six, including a two-ply entry and an uncoupled starter. He’ll try for a sweep of the weekend stakes and today has himself to beat.

Deities Day and Love Co are coupled for the barn, due to common ownership interests. The stronger half of the favored entry (7-5) is Love Co. She’s really improved since going long as her Equiform figures will attest. She is paying for that recent win, asked to tote 122 pounds and Ramon Dominguez this afternoon.

The value on the early line is the uncoupled Contessa entrant, Sweet Vendetta (4-1), who moved way up with the addition of blinkers last out. In four lifetime starts, the first two on turf, she has never taken a backward step on figures.

Of greater significance, Sweet Vendetta showed good energy distribution in her main track debut then showed a more powerful late run in her last with the hood. The bad news is that she comes back quickly--especially for a filly--10 days; the good news is that she gets six pounds from her favored mate.

Taking Sweet Vendetta to win at 3-1 or greater and an exacta box with her coupled stablemates.

Running Totals: (179) 62-37-21. Total Dollar Return: $387.20 [win selections only]