: In Your Room scores in Saturday night Tioga feature
In Your Room and Mike Simons took home the $16,000 open handicap trot on Saturday night at Tioga Downs. Leaving from post position number three in a field of seven, Simons settled in third as the field went to the quarter in 27.4 with the favorite, Spice It Up Lindy pressing to the front. Spice It Up Lindy and Jim Meittinis gained control of the race and took the field through a half mile in 56.1 as Simons got under way with In Your Room first over. At the three quarter mark, Simons had surged to the front by three quarters in 1:24.4. Around the final turn In Your Room was in total command and opened up on the field to win by three in 1:53.4.
The mile was a new lifetime mark for the 5-year old daughter of Cr Excalibur – Chris Image for trainer Gail Wrubel and the Classico Stables of Pennsylvania.
Strong Hope (Mike Merton) closed late to be second, while Spice It Up Lindy (Jim Meittinis) hung on for third.
Greg Merton posted a driving triple on the night’s ten race card, while Mike Simons and Aaron Byron each enjoyed driving doubles. Tioga Downs continues live racing action on Sunday, May 26th with a post time of 6:50pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us online at www.tiogadowns.com.