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Check Me Out takes down older males in Tioga Downs open trot
Check Me Out sets a new track record in win
Check Me Out captured the $18,000 open trot over a track
listed good, against older male trotters, and did it with post position nine on
Friday night at Tioga Downs.
Tim Tetrick shuffled the filly out of the gate and
tucked in fourth as John Campbell and Opening Night led a field of nine through
an opening quarter in 27.
The field raced in straight alignment by a half in 55.2,
before Corey Braden pulled Tac's Delight from third down the backside giving
Check Me Out live cover by three quarters in 1:24.2. Around the final turn,
Tetrick had plenty of trot left and tipped Check Me Out three high off of the
tiring Tac's Delight to ease by the leaders in the stretch and win by half a
length in 1:54.
The mile established a new track record for 3-year-old trotting
fillies erasing the previous mark held by Cant Have My Moni of 1:54.2 from
earlier this year.
Scorpion Moon (Jim Morrill Jr.) shook loose late to get
second, while Opening Night (John Campbell) hung on for third.
Check Me Out
scored for the tenth time in 12 seasonal starts for trainer Ray Schnittker
who owns the 3-year-old daughter of Donato Hanover – Illusion Bi in partnership
with Charles Iannazzo.
You Want Me sets a new track record
Three divisions of NYSS for 2-year-old trotting fillies also
highlighted the rain soaked Friday night card with You Want Me turning in an
impressive track record performance. Tim Tetrick did the driving for trainer
Paul Kelley as the 2-year-old daughter of Credit Winner – Annette Hanover broke
Check Me Out's track record from last year with a 1:55.2 performance.
It was the
fourth win in eight career outings for You Want Me, who increased her seasonal
earnings to more than $108,000 for the partnership of Kelley Racing Stable and
William Weaver III.
Also capturing divisions of the NYSS on Friday night were:
Barn Babe – 1:58 (John Cummings Jr.) and Lola De Vie – 2:00.4 (Jim Morrill
Tioga Downs wraps up its 2012 racing season on Saturday,
September 15 with a post time of 6:00 pm, and fireworks immediately following
live racing. For more information on Tioga Downs please visit us on our website
at www.tiogadowns.com .