Sunday, June 24, 2012

Spice It Up Lindy takes home Saturday night feature at Tioga Downs


Spice It Up Lindy (Jim Meittinis) made it four wins in a row on Saturday night at Tioga Downs in the $16,500 Open handicap trot.

Fresh off of his lifetime best of 1:52.4 at Pocono Downs, Spice It Up Lindy returned to Tioga where he had posted two straight wins.

Spice It Up Lindy makes it four in a row
Leaving from post position number six in a field of seven, Meittinis backed Spice It Up Lindy off of the gate in fifth as the field headed through fractions of 27.2 and 56.4.

Down the backside, Meittinis sent the 9-year-old gelding first over to take on the leader Allmar Surprise, through three quarters in 1:25.1.

Around the final turn, Meittinis asked Spice It Up Lindy for more and he responded opening up in the stretch to win in 1:55.1.

The win was the fourth in five seasonal starts for Spice It Up Lindy and trainer-owner Santo Zuzolo, and the seventeenth of his career.

Aruba Vacation (Fern Paquet Jr.) shook loose late in the stretch to finish second, while Heidi Falls (Jim Marohn Jr.) finished third.

Tioga Downs continues live racing on Sunday, June 25 at 1:30 pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us on our website at www.tiogadowns.com.