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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Northern Soiree wins Tioga Downs Fillies and Mares feature Friday.

  Northern Soiree (Mike Merton) would charge late to steal Fillies And Mares Open Pace II ($9,000) (July 14) at Tioga Downs.

K J's Caroline (Jim Taggart Jr.) would charge out to the early lead but Shutthefrontdoor (Scott Coulter) would take over after the first quarter.  Shutthefrontdoor (Well Said) would get pressured at the three-quarter mark by Iaquinta (Mike SImons).  Nothern Soiree (Western Ideal) who is owned by Sam Rosenberg and trained by Patti Harmon, would go three wide in the stretch and soar by to win in 1:52.1.  The seven year old mare would get her sixth win of the season winning in a career best 1:52.1, paying a whopping $19.00 for the win.  K J's Caroline (Roddy's Bags Again) would come up to finish second.  Goldstar Rockette (Aaron Byron) would finish third.

Fern Paquet Jr. would have the hot hand tonight, winning three times.  First with DC Flashback ($5.30).  Second win was with Scarlett N Silk ($11.20).  He picked up the driving triple with Heart Crusher ($9.40).

Tioga Downs returns to racing on Saturday with a nine race card starting at 6:50.

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