Saturday, July 1, 2017
Sudden Change N wins Tioga Downs feature ($12,000).
Sudden Change N (Jim Taggert Jr) makes a late four wide move to steal the Fillie's and Mare's Open at Tioga Downs on Saturday Night June 30.
Gweneeee J (Jim Meittinis) took the lead just after the first quarter and lead all the way to the top of the stretch. The pacers went four wide in stretch. Yes You Can (Tom Jackson) shot out first to claim the lead but Sudden Change N ($15.60) came widest and fastest of all to win in 1:51.4. Sudden Change N (Changeover) is owned by Super Mile LLC and trainer Jody Reidel, would win for the third time this season. Yes You Can captured second. Gweneeee J hung on for third.
Taggart Jr. would win two others on the night. Winning with Classic Can Dream ($4.60) in 1:53.2. His first win of the night came with Townline Momma ($9.50).
Leading driver Mike SImons would win four on this muggy Friday night in Nichols, NY. Simons would win the second race with Iaquinta ($3.60) winning gate-to-wire by 11 lengths in the end in 1:52.0. In race five he would command Caviart Griffin ($7.20) to the front before the half and hang on to win in 1:56.1. Simon's next win would come during race eight with Charming Hill ($11.40) using a late move to win in deep stretch in 1:53.4. Simon's would complete the grand slam with a win in race 12 driving Simple Saver N ($11.80) to victory in 1:52.2.
Tioga Downs will not race on Saturday (July 1) because of the 38 Special concert. Racing returns on Sunday (July 2) with a 13 race card starting at 1p.m.
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