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JK Molly establishes a new track record on Friday night at Tioga Downs
The Tompkins-Geers grand circuit stakes for 2-year-old
pacers took center stage at Tioga Downs on Friday night. Three divisions of
freshmen filly pacers and three divisions of freshmen colt pacers were the
co-featured events on the night's 12-race card.
JK Molly breaks the track record on Friday
In the first $26,040 division of the night, the filly pacers
showed off their stuff and Linda Toscano's JK Molly opened some eyes in her
second lifetime start. Getting away in fifth from post position number five,
Tim Tetrick settled JK Molly in as Expose (David Miller) cut through fractions of
26.4 and 55. As the field headed down the backside, JK Molly was positioned
second over as Dottie Major (Marcus Miller) tried a first over assault through
a third quarter in 28 (1:23). Around the final turn Tetrick tipped JK Molly
three high off fading cover and the 2-year-old daughter of Art Major –
Heather's Western responded by pacing away from the field to win by three.
mile of 1:52.2 eclipsed the previous track record that was held by Drop The
Ball from 2010 of 1:52.4.
Linda Toscano trains JK Molly for the 3 Brothers
Stable of New York, New York.
Other division winners for the pacing fillies were: Anegada
– Jim Morrill Jr. (1:55.1) and Ravinia Hanover – Yannick Gingras (1:54).
On the colt side of the Grand Circuit stakes, it was a Linda
Toscano sweep as she trained the winners of all of the 2-year-old colt pacers,
all for different owners. Posting the fastest mile of the hot and humid evening
for the colt pacers, was Murder He Wrote, who stayed a perfect two for two in
his young career. Tetrick quarter poled to the front by the quarter in 28.3 and
then reeled off fractions of 57.4 and 1:25.4 before sprinting home a winner in
Murder He Wrote
Toscano trains the 2-year-old son of Kenneth J – Jk Dancing Queen for
herself, as owner of the Camelot Stable Inc., of Freehold, NJ.
Other division winners included: El Bloombito – Tim Tetrick
(1:54) and Winds Of Change – Tim Tetrick (1:53.3).
Sophomore trotters take to the track in the Tompkins-Geers
Grand Circuit stakes on Saturday night at Tioga.
One division of ten colts race for $62,766 in the 8th race
where trainer Noel Daley sends out a pair of Crazed prospects tabbed
as the morning line choice.
Crazy About Pat has matured into a top NYSS performer this
season with four wins from 11 outings for just shy of $100,000 in
seasonal bankroll for the Patricia Stable. His latest win was in a career best
1:54- in a sire stakes at Vernon Downs. His regular pilot Cat Manzi will be in
for the drive.
Up Front And Crazy, out of Love's Caress, is slightly
less accomplished but strung three overnight wins together in Canada for owners Up Front Racing,
Tres Amigos Stable and the trainer.
The fillies split two ways with a field of eight competing
for $35,383 in each.
Andie Sophia comes in off of a 1:55.3 win in the Grand
Circuit Hudson Filly trot at Yonkers.
The ultra-consistent Like A Prayer x Promising Deal lass has won four of
nine lifetime starts for over a quarter million dollars in
earnings career-wise. Trainer Rob Harmon has managed her beautifully and
owns the filly in partnership with Comfortably Numb Stable and and A.
Friedland. Manzi picks up the drive on Saturday.
Division two features the speedy Classic Martine. This
Classic Photo filly from Drinking Days has won six of nine starts this year for
$112,083 in earnings and has really been sharp since moving into the Chris
Oakes barn in early June, winning a pair of PA stakes in 1:53.1. The
Hauser Bros, Susan Oakes and Conrad Zurich share ownership and top Tioga
reinsman Jimmy Marohn, Jr has the drive.