Saturday, August 18, 2012

All About Kisses captures Tioga Downs’ Saturday night feature


All About Kisses (Mike Simons) captured Friday night's $18,000 fillies and mares open handicap pace at Tioga Downs.

Despite having post position number nine, Simons quickly fired All About Kisses towards the front out of the gate and took control of the field past an opening quarter in 26.3. From there the duo put up honest fractions of 55.1 and 1:23.3 before easing away from her eight other rivals in 1:52.2.

It was the third straight win for the 4-year-old daughter of Pro Bono Best – Cheerful Outlook, who is trained by Chuck Connor Jr. for the partnership of Connor and Crawford.

The win was the sixth in 13 seasonal outings for All About Kisses who with the win increased her seasonal earnings to more than $60,000.

Forty Three (Jim Meittinis) paced home late off of cover to finish second, while Runaway Tray (Fern Paquet Jr.) used a two hole trip to hang on for third.

Mike Simons posted a driving grand slam on the night's ten race card, while Lewayne Miller enjoyed a driving triple.

Tioga Downs continues live racing on Sunday, August 19th with a post time of 1:30 pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us on our website at www.tiogadowns.com .