Sunday, May 16, 2010

All Spirit Captures $14,000 Fillies and Mares Class A Handicap Pace


Nichols, NY - All Spirit and Howard Parker captured the $14,000 Fillies and Mares harness racing Class A Handicap pace on Saturday night at Tioga Downs.

Howard "Pacin" Parker shuffled All Spirit second over into contention behind I'm Not Gonna Lie (Greg Merton) who went first over against pacesetter Ubetterthink Think (Mike Micallef).

As the field reached the three quarter pole in 1:24.4, Parker sent All Spirit three wide around I'm Not Gonna Lie and dueled with Ubetterthink Think in the lane to capture her first victory of the year in 1:53.2.

Tim Lanpher trains the 4-year old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Spirit Of Ivy for Larry Lanpher of Winter Park, Fl.

With the victory All Spirit increased her career bankroll to more than $209,000 in only her twenty fourth career start.

Ubetterthink Think (Mike Micallef) hung on for second, while Co Ed Desire (Jim Taggart Jr) got up for third.

Howard Parker posted a driving triple on the night's twelve race card, while Bruce Ranger and Kevin Hough each collected two driving victories.

Tioga Downs continues live racing action on Sunday, May 16th at 1:30 pm featuring two division of the Simpson Stakes for 3-year old pacing fillies and one division for 3-year old pacing colts.

For more information on Tioga Downs please visit us on our website at www.tiogadowns.com.