Bettorsluckystreak (Jim Taggart Jr.) took the featured matinee pace on Sunday afternoon (July 16) at Tioga Downs.
Believe This Bob (Aaron Byron) would take the lead and own all the early fractions, :25.4, :55.1, 1:22.3.
Bettorsluckystreak (Better's Delight), who is owned by Ken Weckstein, Richard Rubin and trainer Gary Messenger, would ride the pocket the whole way until the top of the stretch. He would storm to the front and win with a lifetime best of 1:51.0. Bettorsluckystreak ($11.60) would win for the fourth time in 21 starts this season. Team Captain (Fern Paquet Jr.) would come late to finish second. Believe This Bob would settle for third.
Scott Coulter who is known as "The Tan Tornado" was the only storm that hit Tioga Downs on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon. Coulter would win with Gold Star Spike ($8.00). His second victory came with Fritzie Pic Up Man ($3.80). "The Tan Tornado" would guide Ideal Legacy A to an upset victory, paying $37.60 for the win. His last win came on the last race of the day, leading Anderlecht ($6.20) to a gate-to-wire victory.
Mike Simons added 2 more wins on Sunday giving him 49 for the season. Mike Merton is in second with 31 victories.
Tioga Downs is back live on Friday (July 21) starting at 6:50. The track from Nichols, NY will be featuring their annual "Miss Tioga Downs Pageant" in between races.
For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com.