John Horne for Tioga Downs.
Golden son (Mike Simons) wins the
Tioga Downs open trot Saturday night (June 3). The 4 year-old
Majestic Son gelding road in the pocket following the favorite Sweet Thing (Fern
Paquet Jr.). Sweet Thing led the field hitting the first quarter in
:27.4, the half in :56.4 and three quarters went in 1:25.1. Simons waited
patiently in the stretch for an opening. Once he got it he guided Golden
Son ($8.30) to the front for a three length win in 1:54.1. Golden son who
is owned John Devito and Rocco Maniello while trained by Jenny Melander won for
the 6th time this season. Sweet Thing finished second with Another Breath
(Jim Meittinis) getting third.
Mickey Mc Nichol continues to soar at Tioga
Downs this season. The 68 year-old trainer, driver has had a stellar
start at Tioga Downs this season. On May 14, 2007, he piloted Maxdaddy
Blue Chip to a mile in 1:49.3 during the Open Pace. On Monday (May 29),
he had another great drive when he guided the 31-1 long shot Good Luck to
victory. Owned by Fred Monteleone, Good Luck escaped the pocket at
the top of the stretch and surged by For A Bettor Time for an easy win in
Tonight (June 3) he would add two more wins.
In race number two Mc Nichol guided Blueberry Heaven ($7.90) to a win in
1:52.1. Race number nine he was victorious with the favorite
Massive Lightning ($4.00). Fred Monteleone owned both horse who were
trained by Mc Nichols as well.
Tioga Downs returns to action with an 11 race card
on Sunday afternoon (June 4) at 1pm.
For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com