Friday, August 23, 2013

Hot List captures Tioga Friday night feature

Hot List (Jim Marohn Jr.) captured Friday night's $16,000 fillies and mares miracle mile 1-2 handicap at Tioga Downs.

The duo of Marohn – Burke have been on a roll lately at Tioga Downs, and they continued their success on Friday night as Marohn put Hot List on the lead from post four after an opening quarter of 26.3. From there Hot List controlled the half mile mark in 55.1 as Aaron Byron and Little Santamonica unleashed a wicked first over move down the backside and stuck a nose in front as the field reached three quarters in 1:23. Around the final turn, Hot List fought back and repelled the tough challenge from Little Santamonica to go on and win by a length in 1:51.4.

Ron Burke trains the 5-year-old daughter of McArdle-Only Gossip for the ownership group of Burke Racing, Di Scala Jr., and Massari of Pennsylvania and New York.

Fiesta Camcun (Corey Braden) used a pocket trip to secure second, while Little Santamonica (Aaron Byron) hung on for third to round out the 4-5-6 trifecta good for $54.50.

Jimmy Marohn Jr. and Corey Braden each posted driving triples on the night's 10-race card.

Tioga Downs continues live racing action on Saturday, August 24th with a post time of 6:50pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us online at .