Forty Three and harness racing driver Sean Bier captured Friday night's featured $11,500 fillies and mares winners over pace at Tioga Downs.
Leaving from post position number two, Bier put Forty Three into contention early and enjoyed a two hole trip courtesy of Sinspirational (Jimmy Marohn Jr.). Marohn cut through fractions of 28.1, 57.4, and 1:26. At the three quarter pole, Bier pulled Forty Three off the rail and held off a late charge from Stormunn in the lane to win in 1:53.
It was the third win in thirteen seasonal starts for the 4-year old daughter of– Lake Hills Susie for Indigo Racing LLC of California. Jeff Long took over the training duties on Forty Three since she came to Tioga, and with the winning time of 1:53 established a new lifetime mark. Stormunn (Corey Braden) finished second, while Lizzie’s Dream (Mike Merton) used her patented late kick to get up for third.
Lewayne Miller was the only repeat winner for drivers on Friday night posting a driving double on the night’s ten race card.
Tioga Downs continues live racing on Saturday, August 4th with a post time of 6:50 pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us on our website at www.tiogadowns.com
by Dustin ROSS