Narcian Jewel (Mike Merton) steals the Fillies and Mares Open II on Friday night at Tioga Downs. Tempus Seelster (Tom Jackson) would forge to the lead just before the first -quarter (26.3). Shutthefrontdoor (Mike SImons) would be parked out first-over and would duel with Tempus Seelster all the way to three-quarters.
Narcian Jewel ($12.00) who is
trained by Al Annunziata would go three-wide at the top of the stretch.
Owned by Blindswitch Racing Stable, Dolne FM Services, Frascella and Farina,
the 6 year-old mare by Shadow Play would charge right by to win in
1:52.1. K J's Caroline (Jim Taggart Jr.) would come on late to finish
second. Goldstar Rockette (Aaron Byron) would end up third.
Merton would have two more
winners on the night. His first win was during race two with Highly
Thought Of ($9.40) holding off the late running Always Dee One (Jim Taggart
Jr.) in 1:53.1.
Merton's third win came
with Caviar Hall ($13.00) taking the 3 year-old filly from fifth to first
in the stretch just nipping Just Like Bud (Corey Braden) in 1:59.3.
Tioga Downs return to action
Saturday night with a 10 race card starting at 6:50 P.M.