Friday, June 28, 2013

All Spirit wins Tioga Downs Friday feature


All Spirit wins the Friday Feature

All Spirit won for the 3rd time this season in the Mares top pacing class, the Miracle Mile 1, this one in a front-stepping 1:52.2.

With a track listed as good, All Spirit left from her assigned outside post and cruised unchallenged thru fractions of 26.4, 55.1 and 1:23. In the stretch, All Spirit remained unopposed until Haggin Oaks made a late bid, but was just too far back to catch the heavy favorite.

The win was one of three on the night for the combination of driver Jim Marohn, Jr. and trainer Judy Lanpher. The pair made trips to the winner's circle in the 3rd race with Ideal Temptation and the 5th race with Sinspirational. Ideal Temptation was a $23 upset bid in the Non-winners of 3 Pm while Sinspirational was sent off as the bettors' choice in the Miracle Mile 3.

Jim Marohn, Jr. picked up one more win in the finale to finish off his total at four for the evening. Antonino Buttitta picked up a driving/training double in back-to-back races while driver Aaron Byron also managed a driving double in back to back races.  

Tioga Downs continues live racing action on Saturday, June 29th with a post time of 6:50pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us online at www.tiogadowns.com.