Friday, June 7, 2013

Sweet Lou – Foiled Again entry morning line favorites in Roll With Joe

Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs (post time 1:30pm) will feature the $184,000 Roll With Joe open pace and the $158,000 Artiscape open mare pace.

In the Roll With Joe, the Ron Burke entry of Sweet Lou and Foiled Again have been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorites.

The most noteworthy story line behind the powerful entry is that for the first time since the Burkes purchased Foiled Again, Yannick Gingras will be in the race, but will be sitting behind someone else. Gingras has opted to drive Sweet Lou in the Roll With Joe on Sunday at Tioga, leaving the driving duties on quadruple millionaire, Foiled Again, to Matt Kakaley.
Sweet Lou narrowly wins the Meadowlands Maturity in May

Kakaley is no stranger to the winner's circle however, and captured the 2012 edition of the Roll With Joe with Clear Vision for Ron Burke over his stable mate Foiled Again. Clear Vision however is not back to defend his title this year, but a field of ten, and quite possibly the best field of ten ever assembled at Tioga Downs will go to the post in race 8 on Sunday afternoon.  

Golden Receiver, who makes his way back to Tioga Downs where his racing career began under the care of Nina Simmonds of Binghamton, who still co-owns part of Golden Receiver. The 8-year-old son of Village Jove-Royal Gold has been given the nod as 3-1 second choice after a disappointing 7th place finish in last week's TVG Free For All series.

Usual pilot, Tim Tetrick, will do the driving for Mark Harder and one would highly doubt that early speed is not in the cards for Golden Receiver.

Betterthancheddar and George Brennan will make their Tioga Downs debut on Sunday after the duo finished second in the Molson Pace at Western Fair. He has been listed as 5-1 on the morning line, but anyone who watched the Molson Pace last week will certainly be filtering some money his way.

The pair was locked in the two hole in the Molson and never had any racing room in the stretch, but had plenty of horse left right through the wire. The 5-year-old son of Bettor's Delight – Lady Ashlee Ann won nine of 11 starts last year and $800,000 before being sidelined for the year in mid-September.

Race 8
$184,000 Roll With Joe Open Pace

#          PP                    HORSE                                  DRIVER                    TRAINER
1          5          Sweet Lou                                Yannick Gingras           Ron Burke
1A       6          Foiled Again                             Matt Kakaley               Ron Burke
2          1          A Rocknroll Dance                   John Campbell             Jim Mulinix
3          2          Golden Receiver                       Tim Tetrick                   Mark Harder
4          3          Betterthancheddar                    George Brennan           Casie Coleman
5          4          Rockincam                               Brian Sears                   R Nifty Norman
6          7          Aracache Hanover                    Doug McNair               Gregg McNair
7          8          Warrawee Needy                     Jody Jamieson              Carl Jamieson
8          9          Sapphire City                           Ron Pierce                   Paul Blumenfeld
9          10        Pet Rock                                  David Miller                 Virgil Morgan Jr.

A field of 10 has also been assembled for the $158,000 Artiscape pace, but has been whittled down to just six betting interests. Ron Burke sends a quartet of the best pacing mares in the business, and also picks up Economy Terror as an entry mate due to the common ownership on Ginger And Fred.

The powerful five horse entry has been installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite with Blue Chip champion, Feeling You (Tyler Buter) marked as the 5-2 second choice.

Race 5:
$158,000 Artiscape Open Mare Pace

#          PP        ML      HORSE                                  DRIVER                    TRAINER
1          3          Bettor B Lucky                                    George Brennan           Ron Burke
1A       4          Ginger And Fred                                  David Miller                 Ron Burke
1B        7          Rocklamation                                      Yannick Gingras           Ron Burke
1C       9          Economy Terror                                   Jim Morrill Jr.               Chris Oakes
1D       10        Camille                                                 Matt Kakaley               Ron Burke
2          1          Feeling You                                          Tyler Buter                   Amber Buter
3          2          Big McDeal                                          Jody Jamieson              Ben Wallace
4          5          Anndrovette                                         Tim Tetrick                   P J Fraley
5          6          Drop The Ball                                      Corey Callahan            Ross Croghan
6          8          Royal Cee Cee N                                 Ron Pierce                   Mark Harder
Also, on Sunday Tioga Downs will hold an auction for the game worn and autographed jerseys that the Binghamton Mets wore replicating Yannick Gingras' driving colors with all proceeds going to pancreatic cancer research. Fans at the races on Sunday will also receive one free replica jersey t-shirt while supplies last.

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