Sunday, August 4, 2013

Freshman filly trotters in NYSS highlight Tioga’s Saturday night card



Three divisions of NYSS for 2-year-old filly trotters highlighted an 11-race card on Saturday night at Tioga Downs.

Crediama and Jim Marohn, Jr.
Leading the way for the filly trotters was Crediama (Jim Marohn Jr.) in the third and final division of the night. Leaving from post position number four in a field of seven, Marohn put Crediama on the front end and put up all the fractions of 29.1, 59, and 1:28 before turning for home. Deep in the stretch it looked as though Beauty Of Gray (Jim Meittinis) may collar the leader on the wire, but Crediama fought tough and survived a photo to score her maiden victory in 1:57.4.

Trond Smedshammer trains the 2-year-old daughter of Credit Winner – Mama B for the Purple Haze Stable of Fairport, NY.

Other division winners included: Share My Secret (Jim Marohn Jr.) – 1:59.3 for Trond Smedshammer: Conway Hall – Lawn Tennis, and Annies List (Andy Miller) – 1:58 for Julie Miller: Conway Hall – Ann's Promise.

Tioga also held four divisions of Excelsior stakes, winners included: Brookside Lily (Sean Bier) – 2:00.4, Caroline Street (Jim Meittinis) – 2:02, Trish (Cat Manzi) – 2:01.4, and Sweet Jesse T (Cat Manzi) – 2:00.

Aruba Vacation and Fern Paquet Jr. captured Saturday night's $16,000 open handicap trot in 1:54.4 for trainer Guy Howard, and with the victory vaulted his career earnings to more than $500,000 for the homebred son of Dream Vacation – Dixie Hit.

Tioga Downs continues live racing action on Sunday, August 4th with a post time of 1:30pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us on our website at www.tiogadowns.com .