Sunday, July 21, 2013

Shebestingin impressive in Tompkins-Geers stakes at Tioga

Shebestingin (David Miller) captured Sunday afternoon's $29,883 Tompkins-Geers stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Tioga Downs.

Getting away third in a field of six, Shebestingin waited as Jim Morrill Jr. and Give Me An Amen took the field by the quarter in 28.1. As the field headed towards the half, Give Me An Amen was still in control by the half mile mark in 56.2 as Shebestingin began her first over bid. Down the backside, Shebestingin unleashed a wicked 26.1 third quarter brush to clear and open up on the field by three quarters in 1:22.3. Around the final turn, the question was not if but by how many for Shebestingin and David Miller who crossed the wire shut down in 1:50.4.

Joe Holloway trains the 3-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight – Armbro Tussie for Val D'Or Farms, Theodore Gewertz, and L & L Devisser. The win was the sixth of the year in 10 seasonal starts for Shebestingin who increased her seasonal earnings to more than $176,000.

In the other division for 3-year-old pacing fillies, JK Black Beauty and David Miller captured the five horse race in first over fashion with a new lifetime best of 1:52 for trainer Linda Toscano.

Bet The Moon goes by the two favorites to win
In the second division for 3-year-old pacing colts, Bet The Moon and Jim Marohn Jr. upset the heavily favored Doctor Butch (Jim Morrill Jr.) after sitting the pocket through fractions of 27.2, 56.2, and 1:23.4. As the field headed down the stretch, Marohn pulled Bet The Moon to the outside and paced by the pacesetter to win by a length and a quarter in a new lifetime best of 1:51.4. Ron Burke trains the 3-year-old son of Bettor's Delight – Sun N Moon for Edwin Gold.

Don't Ya Know (David Miller) captured the other division for 3-year-old pacing colts with a front end victory in 1:52.3 for trainer Joe Holloway.

Tioga Downs passed a milestone on Sunday afternoon, as in the 6th race of the day Fireyourguns with his 1:50.4 victory became the 5,000th two minute mile in history of Tioga Downs.

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