Friday, June 3, 2011

All Spirit takes home Tioga Friday night feature


All Spirit returned to her winning ways Friday night at Tioga Downs in the $16,500 fillies and mares open handicap pace.

The 5-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight – Spirit Of Ivy used her usual tactics to come from off the pace and catch a second over trip through a half in 56.2.

As the field reached three quarters Pure Desire and Greg Merton were still in command in 1:24.3 but Marohn decided it was go time and tipped All Spirit three high and in seconds circled the field.

Down the stretch it wasn't a matter of if, but by how many that was the only question left for All Spirit who stopped the teletimer in 1:53, equaling her seasonal best.

It was the third win in eight starts for All Spirit who is trained by Judy Lanpher for Larry Lanpher of Winter Park, FL.

Leanback Coco and Phil Fluet hung on for second despite the first over trip, while Hello Great Mate and Lewayne Miller closed late for third.

Lewayne Miller posted a driving triple on the night's nine-race card, while Jimmy Marohn Jr. enjoyed two driving victories.

Tioga Downs continues live racing action on Saturday, June 4th with a post time of 6:50 pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us online at www.tiogadowns.com.