Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Vlos captures Tioga Downs' Monday night feature
Vlos (Fern Paquet Jr.) captured Monday evening's featured $16,500 open pace at Tioga Downs.
Starting from post position number six, Paquet made an uncharacteristic move with Vlos and took him off the gate to settle in last as the field went by the opening quarter in 27.1. As the field headed towards the half, Vlos inherited the fifth place position as Pacinello (Luke Plano) made a break past the three eighth's mile mark of the race. The field of pacers reached the half mile mark of the race in 55 led up top by Eastend Eddie (Keith Kamann) as Vlos began the first over journey from fifth.
As the field headed by the three quarter mile mark of the race in 1:23 Paquet was right at the throat of the leader and was pressing on around the final turn. At the top of the stretch Vlos was asked for more and he responded opening up to win by three parts of a length in 1:51. The 8-year-old son of Dragon Again – Sweet Tender is owned by Bella Rosa Racing LLC of New Jersey and is trained by Eric Mollor.
Sheer Brilliance (Lewayne Miller) found room late in the stretch after a two hole trip to finish second, while Home Again Dragon (Phil Fluet) got up for third.
Tioga Downs continues live racing on Friday, August 24th with a post time of 6:50 pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us on our website at www.tiogadowns.com .