Monday, July 23, 2012

Spice It Up Lindy sets track mark on Monday night at Tioga Downs


Spice It Up Lindy and Jim Meittinis established a new track record for aged gelding trotters on Monday evening at Tioga Downs.

Leaving from post position two in a scratched down field of five in the $16,500 open trot, Meittinis wasted no time getting Spice It Up Lindy to the front. The duo trotted by an opening quarter in 27.1 with Aruba Vacation (Fern Paquet Jr.) setting in second.

Spice It Up Lindy kept the fractions honest despite the short field by the half in 56.3 and three quarters in 1:24.3. Around the final turn, Meittinis was receiving pressure from a first over Sand Top Gun (Howard Parker) and asked Spice It Up Lindy for more.

The 9-year-old son of SJ's Caviar – Spice World responded winning by open lengths in 1:53.1. Santo Zuzolo trains Spice It Up Lindy who won for the fifth time in eight seasonal starts.

The mile of 1:53.1 erased the track record for aged gelding trotters of 1:53.3 that he had previously held with Woody Woodrow and Aruba Vacation.

Manningly (Mike Simons) closed late to be second, while Mosignor Flan (Lewayne Miller) was third. 

Tioga Downs continues live racing action on Friday, July 27 with a post time of 6:50 pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us on our website at www.tiogadowns.com.