Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Evictor takes Saturday night Tioga feature

The Evictor, (Lewayne Miller) despite making his initial start in 2012 following two qualifiers, used a first over grind to score in the $16,500 Open Trot on Saturday night at Tioga Downs.

Leaving from post position number two, Miller drifted out of the gate and settled in fourth as Diamond Hunter (Jimmy Marohn Jr.) cut through fractions of 28, 58.1, and 1:27.

As the field reached the top of the stretch, The Evictor, had the leader collared and drew clear of the field down the stretch to capture the night's featured event.

John Butenschoen trains the 4-year-old gelded son of Valley Victor – Express Chip for William Wiswell and Jean Goehlen.

Aruba Vacation (Fern Paquet Jr.) couldn't find room until deep in the stretch to get up for second, while A Gentleman (Phil Fluet) was third.

Jim Taggart Jr. posted a driving triple on the night's 10-race card, while Fern Paquet Jr. made his way to the winner's circle on two occasions.

Jim Meittinis and Fern Paquet Jr. are tied in the driver's standings for wins through four racing cards in 2012 with six wins each.

Tioga Downs continues live racing on Sunday afternoon (May 13) at 1:30 pm with a 12-race card.

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