More 2YO New Jersey Sire Stakes winners for Father Patrick

9 July 2018 | Written by Nikki Reed

After sweeping the opening round of New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) events at The Meadowlands last weekend, the progeny of Father Patrick were again to the fore in the second leg of the series with two new winners on July 6.

French Cafe, who was a close second to fellow Father Patrick filly Whispering Oaks last week, was an easy two and a quarter length winner in the first of the $20,000 NJSS Fillies divisions in a time of 1:58.2.

Raced and bred by Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld, French Cafe is out of the Conway Hall mare Creamy Mimi - a former Hambletonian Oaks winner and dam of the multiple 2-year-old stakes race winner French Laundry.

In the first of the Colts and Geldings's NJSS divisions, Lucius Vorenus, who was an impressive second to Greenshoe last weekend, edged out another Father Patrick colt Soul Strong, to score by a head in 1:58 flat.

The Crawford Farms owned and bred gelding is the first foal out of the stakes-race winning RC Royalty mare Avalicious.

With no offspring in the second of the colts and gelding's divisions, the Julie Miller trained Special Honor almost made it another clean sweep for Father Patrick, with a second placing in the last of the fillies divisions.

The $100,000 NJSS Finals are set for this Friday (US time).