Saturday, June 23, 2012

Kiddie McCardle takes Tioga Friday night feature


Kiddie McCardle and Corey Braden took home Friday night's $16,500 featured fillies and mares open handicap pace at Tioga Downs.

Leaving from post position number three in a field of seven, Braden settled in third as Itstimeformetofly (Lewayne Miller) was on top through an opening quarter in 26.4.

Corey Braden and Kiddie McCardle take Friday's feature
Runaway Tray (Jim Taggart Jr.), last week's winner, sat in the pocket past the half mile mark of the race in 56.

As the field straightened up and headed towards three quarters, Kiddie McCardle applied heavy first over pressure through a third panel in 27.4, reaching three quarters in 1:23.4.

Around the final turn, Braden cleared to the front and coasted home a winner, lengths in front of Runaway Tray who shook loose for second, while Bunny In The Bank (Jim Meittinis) closed late for third.

The win was the seventh of the year for Kiddie McCardle who is owned by Mark Goldberg of Washington, Pa. and is trained by David Duspiva.

With the win, Kiddie McCardle pushed her seasonal earnings to more than $73,000.

Tioga Downs continues live racing on Saturday, June 23 at 6:50 pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us on our website at www.tiogadowns.com .