Leaving from post position number one in a field of seven, Win Missy B, got away third and as the field headed towards the quarter quickly moved to the outside for the retake in 27.4. From there Norris guided Win Missy B through fractions of 56.3 and 1:24.4. Around the final turn it looked as though Win Missy B was coming back to the field as Kristins Victory (Steve Smith) were quickly gaining ground. Through the stretch Norris reached up and kept Win Missy B’s mind on business and was able to hold off the late challenger in 1:54.4.
“She seemed to think that the race was over or something part way through the stretch there so I had to keep her mind on business and work on her a little bit” said winning trainer-driver Charlie Norris in the winner’s circle.
“Every guy dreams of having a horse like this, she might not win all the time but she shows up and gives 100 percent every week. We will head to
Yonkers next in the NYSS and then she will be in and the
Breeders’ Crown later this year” said Norris. Lexington
Also capturing divisions of the NYSS on Sunday night were Fortunista – 1:55.4 (Mike Merton) and Whimzical Britt – 1:56.1 (Stephane Bouchard).
Tioga Downs continues live racing on Monday, September 3 with a post time of 1:30 pm featuring the $322,716 Cane Pace Final, and the $100,000 Shady Daidy.
Tioga Downs caught up with trainer Jim Mullinix, trainer of the morning line favorite, A Rocknroll Dance, for an interview heading into tomorrow’s Cane Pace Final and can be viewed by following this For more information on Tioga Downs please visit us on our website at www.tiogadowns.com .