|Simon Allard and Money Twitch A capture Sunday's Open Pace|
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Money Twitch A in the Tioga Downs Sunday feature
Money Twitch A and Simon Allard captured Sunday afternoon's $16,000 open pace at Tioga Downs.
Leaving from post position number five in a field of six, Allard settled in fifth as Eastend Eddie (Keith Kamann) led the field through an opening panel of 27.1. By the three eighths pole Greg Merton moved heavily favored River Shark first over from sixth with Money Twitch A moving to the outside to draft his live cover. River Shark was in a tough spot grinding first over through a 55.1 half before heading into the strong head wind by three quarters in 1:23.4. Around the final turn, Allard tipped Money Twitch three wide off of Merton's cover and quickly stepped by the leader and opened up in the stretch to win by a length in 1:52.4.
Recent News (Marcus Miller) followed Money Twitch third over throughout the mile and followed his cover to finish second, while One More Laugh (Ray Schnittker) despite traffic problems found room late to finish third. Last week's winner, Windsum Callum nailed down the fourth spot, while heavily favored River Shark with the tough trip could do no better than fifth.
Fern Paquet Jr. and Greg Merton each posted driving doubles on the afternoon's 13-race card. Tioga Downs continues live racing action on Friday, May 17th with a post time of 6:50pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us online at www.tiogadowns.com.