Friday, July 12, 2013

All Spirit continues her winning ways at Tioga

All Spirit wins again at Tioga Downs

All Spirit and Jimmy Marohn Jr. enjoyed their continued success in the featured fillies and mares $16,000 Miracle Mile 1 on Friday night at Tioga Downs.

Leaving from post position number one in a field of six, Marohn settled in second as Queen Of Royalty (Greg Merton) took the field through an opening quarter in 27.3. As the field passed the stands for the first time, Marohn moved All Spirit to the front and controlled the middle fractions of 55.4 and 1:24. Around the final turn, Queen Of Royalty edged to the outside to offer some pressure to the leader in the stretch, but when Marohn asked for more All Spirit held tough to win in 1:53. Fair Voltage (Fern Paquet Jr.) had pace late in the mile and stayed along the pylons to finish third.

Judy Lanpher trains the 7-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight – Spirit Of Ivy for Larry Lanpher of Winter Park, Florida. The win was the fourth of the year in nine seasonal outings for All Spirit, with all four wins being recorded at Tioga Downs.

Aaron Byron and Jim Marohn Jr. each posted driving triples on the night's 11-race card. Greg Merton currently leads in the driver standings with 44 wins, Jim Marohn Jr. sits second with 42, and Aaron Byron rounds out the top three with 36 driving victories.

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