Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Closing Credits shines in Nichols True Value Pace
Closing Credits and Corey Braden captured the second leg of the Nichols True Value Pace on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs.
Leaving from post position number four in a field scratched down to seven, the duo settled in sixth as Don't Sugarcoat It (Brandon Simpson) led the field by the opening quarter in 26.4. By the half mile mark of the race, Don't Sugarcoat It was still in command by the half in 54.3 but the backfield was in motion.
Braden tipped Closing Credits to the outside and paced a third quarter in 27 to grab control of the field by three quarters in 1:23. Around the final turn the only question that remained was by how many and how fast as Closing Credits opened up on the field to win by five and three quarters in a new lifetime best of 1:51.
Jim Graham trains and co-owns the 3-year-old son of Rambaran – If You Dare with The Cybo Stable of New York.
The win was the seventh in 13 seasonal starts for Closing Credits who remained perfect in the Nichols True Value Pace heading into the $40,400 final on Sunday, June 9th.
The Green Knight (Greg Merton) finished second, T'S Electric (Jim Marohn Jr.) was third, while Bugsy Malone (Jim Meittinis) rounded out the ($14.22) 5-3-2-8 ten-cent superfecta.
Tioga Downs continues live racing action on Friday, June 7th with a post time of 6:50pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us online at www.tiogadowns.com.