|In Your Room just misses the track record|
Sunday, June 2, 2013
In Your Room repeats in Tioga Saturday night feature
In Your Room and Mike Simons made it two in a row at Tioga Downs on Saturday night in the $16,000 open handicap trot.
Leaving from post position number five in a field of seven, Simons moved to the front past the quarter mile mark of the race in 27.2. The duo would then control all the fractions of 55.3 and 1:23.3 before opening up on the field around the final turn. In the stretch, In Your Room was asked for minimal urging from Simons and was well clear to win in a new lifetime best of 1:53.
The mile was just two-fifths of a second off of the track record for aged trotting mares established by Autumn Escapade and George Brennan in last year's Miss Versatility.
Strong Hope (Mike Merton) came first over from third to finish second, while New York Attitude (Jim Marohn Jr.) was third, and Brookroad Knight (Corey Braden) rounded out the ten cent superfecta.
Gail Wrubel trains the 5-year-old daughter of Cr Excalibur – Chris Image for the Classico Stables LLC of Pennsylvania who recorded her fourth win in 11 starts in 2013.
Mike Simons enjoyed a four bagger on the night's 12-race card, while Greg Merton posted a driving double.
Tioga Downs continues live racing action on Sunday, June 2nd with a post time of 1:30pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us online at www.tiogadowns.com.