Friday, August 9, 2013

He’s Watching posts world record in NYSS at Tioga Downs


He's Watching is a new world champion

Coming into Friday night's NYSS events for 2-year-old colt pacers, the talk of the state has been about He's Watching who has posted two impressive sire stakes wins at Saratoga and Buffalo after making breaks at the start.

When the night was over, the story got more impressive after He's Watching (Jim Morrill Jr.) minded his manners on Friday night at Tioga and erased the world record for 2-year-old colt pacers previously held by Rock N Roll Heaven (Dan Dube) of 1:50.3 when he cruised to victory in 1:50.

Leaving from post position number four, He's Watching took his time working his way to the front through an opening quarter of 27. As the field headed towards the half mile mark of the race, He's Watching kept a snug hold of Morrill and continued through some brisk fractions posting a half mile mark in 54.4. Twin B Speedo (Yannick Gingras) was doing all he could do to keep within striking distance sitting in the two hole as the field went by three quarters in 1:22.4. Around the final turn, Morrill let the 2-year-old son of American Ideal – Baberhood pace the final quarter and quickly step away from the rest of the field to win by six and a quarter lengths in a world record of 1:50. David Menary trains and co-owns He's Watching with Brad Gray and Michael Guerriero of Ontario.

"He is such a nice colt and he is just so fast it is unbelievable. I asked him to go in the stretch there tonight a little bit but he could have just as easily gone in 49 tonight, he is just so fast it's amazing," said driver Jim Morrill Jr. following the victory.

Three other divisions of NYSS for 2-year-old colt pacers were held on Friday night at Tioga, the winners included: Neat – Marcus Miller (1:53.2), Major Trick – Jim Morrill Jr. (1:53.2), and Stay Up Late – David Miller (1:52.4).

Tioga Downs continues live racing action on Saturday, August 10th with a post time of 6:50pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us on our website at www.tiogadowns.com .