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Giant Hit son Cross Creek Photo wins

09:04 PM 19 Aug 2009 NZST
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Cross Creek Photo - Stop the tele-timer in a new lifetime mark of 1:56.3
Fred Brown Photography

Cross Creek Photo and Matt Kakaley captured the featured Winners Over trot on Wednesday afternoon at Tioga Downs. Leaving from post position one Kakaley settled in third through the opening quarter of 28.2, but was out and moving past the three eighth's pole to take control of the fractions.

The duo trotted through the half mile mark of the race in 57.2 and slowed down the third quarter to a 30.1 walk reaching the three quarter pole in 1:27.3.

Kakaley then asked Cross Creek Photo for some trot and he responded by trotting a final panel in 29 to stop the tele-timer in a new lifetime mark of 1:56.3.

It was the sixth win in sixteen starts for the 5-year old son of Giant Hit-Paradise Photo who is trained and co-owned by Jody Weidman in partnership with Wayne Worden of New York.

With the victory Cross Creek Photo inched closer to the $100,000 earner plateau and currently sits at more than $99,500. Henrytheeighthiam (Anthony Simpson) used their patented first over grind attack just falling short to finish second, while Doc's All Class (Corey Braden) hanging on for third.

The win was part of a driving grand slam on the afternoon for Matt Kakaley who also steered to victory Carolina Raider, Proud Chipper, and Dangerous Truth.

Tioga Downs continues live racing action on Saturday, August 22nd with a post time of 6:50 pm. For more information on Tioga Downs please visit our website at

Dustin Ross

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