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Monday, May 27, 2013

Tgdn5/8 - Recent News captures Tioga Downs Sunday feature

Recent News and Marcus Miller followed live cover to the winner’s circle in the $16,000 open pace on Sunday night at Tioga Downs. Leaving from post position number four in a field of seven, Recent News settled in fifth as Sheer Brilliance (Corey Braden) took the field to the opening quarter in 27. As the field passed the half mile mark in 55.4, Mike Simons sent Western Trademark first over from third with Marcus Miller and Recent News quickly grabbing his cover. Down the backside, Sheer Brilliance and Western Trademark battled through three quarters in 1:23.4.

As the field made their way into the stretch, Simons had put away Sheer Brilliance but his biggest threat was looming off of his shoulder. Miller tipped Recent News three high and sprinted by the leader to win by a half a length in 1:52.2. The win was the fourth in seventeen seasonal outings for the 5-year old son of Riverboat King – Memorabilia for the ownership group of Curran Racing and Adam Micael and trainer Heidi Rohr. Western Trademark (Mike Simons) hung tough for second, while Sheer Brilliance (Corey Braden) was third.

Corey Braden and Brandon Simpson each posted driving doubles on the night’s ten race card.

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