Sunday, August 21, 2011

2-year-old filly pacers in NYSS highlight Tioga Sunday card

Five divisions of New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old filly pacers highlighted the Sunday afternoon card at Tioga Downs.

In the third division of the day, Jason Bartlett steered JK Fine Art to her fourth victory of the year for trainer Linda Toscano.

Bartlett grabbed control of the mile through an opening quarter in a speed 26.2.

JK Fine Art continued to lead the field of eight fillies through fractions of 56.1 and 1:24.4 before heavy pressure was put down on her.

Table Games and Brandon Simpson pulled out of the two hole rounding the final turn and looked as though the duo were going to go by, however JK Fine Art was tough as nails on the lead hanging on to win in 1:54.4.

Arm In Arm (Howard Parker) got up for second, while Weekend Getaway (Phil Fluet) closed quickly for third.

The 2-year-old daughter of Art Major – Presidential Lady is owned by the 3 Brothers Stable of New York, and William Jacobwoitz of New Jersey.

Other division winners on the day included: JK Cracklin Rosie: Jason Bartlett – 1:54.3 (American Ideal – J K On Broadway), Double Major: Brandon Simpson – 1:54.2 (Art Major – Mommy Robin Q), Bella Marta: Brandon Simpson – 1:55.4 (Art Major – Noble Martha), and Park Lane Paige: Ed Hensley – 1:54 (Art Major – Impagain Hanover).

Brandon Simpson posted a driving grand slam on the afternoon's 13-race card while Jason Bartlett, Jordan Stratton, and Ed Hensley each posted driving doubles.

Tioga Downs continues live racing on Friday, August 26th at 6:50 pm.

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