John Horne for Tioga Downs.
Leading driver Mike Simons pilots
Amateur Hour to gutsy win in Gail's Diner Pace final ($23,400) at Tioga Downs
Saturday night (May 27). The 3 year-old filly by Rock N Roll Heaven took
over the lead from entry mate Under The Bus (Fern Paquet Jr.) at the
three-quarter mark. At the top of the stretch Amateur Hour would be
attacked by Playing Favorites (Mike Merton) and Dr J's Kiss (Tom
Jackson). Just when it looked like Playing Favorites was going to go by
Amateur Hour battled back to hang on for the victory.
Trained by Linda Toscano for
owners Fred Wallace, Camelot stables and Kenneth Jacobs, Amateur Hour ($3.70)
scored the mile in 1:51.4. Paying Favorites took second and Dr J's Kiss
Tioga Downs hosts the New York
Sire Stakes for 3 year-old filly trotters at a special post time of 6:50 Sunday
night (May 28).
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