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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Prairie Fortune wins Tioga Downs feature Saturday Night.

Prairie Fortune (Jim Meittinis) would charge late to steal Tioga Downs Featured Open Trot ($10,000) on Saturday (July 29).

Sweet Thing (Fern Paquet) would take the early lead and carve out all the early fractions, :27.2, :56.0, 1:24.1.  Prairie Fortune (Arapa Victory) who is owned by Laurie Poulin and trainer Mike Deters, would find himself fourth at the top of the stretch.  Prairie Fortune ($9.80) would fly down the stretch and just nip Sweet Thing (second) at the wire.  Dragin The Wagon would finish third.

Prairie Fortune would win for the fifth time this season.  The 5 year-old gelding would go to the winner's circle for the 33rd time in his career, equaling his lifetime best of 1:53.2.

Jim Taggart Jr., steers big long shot Bad I Am (Prayer I Am) to victory.

Bad I Am, who was dismissed at 51-1, came flying late in the stretch to overtake Twin B Spike Man (Mike Simons)  Bad I am ($104.50) is owned and trained by Timothy Collins. The 6 year-old gelding would win for the fourth time this season enjoying a lifetime mark of 1:57.0.

Tioga Downs returns to live action on Sunday (July 30) with a 12 race card at 1 p.m.

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