Friday, July 6, 2012

All Spirit captures Friday night feature at Tioga Downs


All Spirit and Jimmy Marohn, Jr. captured the featured $16,500 fillies and mares open pace on Friday night at Tioga Downs.

Leaving from post position number one in a six horse field, Marohn settled in third as Queen Of Royalty (Corey Braden) led the field by an opening quarter in 26.

All Spirit quickly pulled from the three hole at the three-eighths pole and controlled the pace by a half in 56. 

Down the backside headed towards three quarters, Runaway Tray (Mike Merton) pulled first up against All Spirit through three quarters in 1:24.

Around the final turn, All Spirit was asked for more by Marohn and she responded, opening up on the field with ease to win by open lengths in 1:52.1.

Up Front Kellie Jo (Jim Meittinis) closed late for second, while Runaway Tray (Mike Merton) hung on for third.

Judy Lanpher trains the 6-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight – Spirit Of Ivy for Larry Lanpher of Winter Park, FL.

The win was the fifth in 13 seasonal starts for All Spirit, and with the win increased her seasonal earnings to more than $51,000.

Tioga Downs continues live racing on Saturday, July 7th at 6:50 pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us on our website at www.tiogadowns.com.