After controlling the terms throughout, War Cry Hall ($3.80) gave everything he had in the final hundred yards to prevail in Sunday (July 6) afternoon's $14,000 Miracle Mile 1 trot at Tioga Downs.
The five-year-old gelded son ofwasted no time achieving the lead, sprinting clear of Marion Mayflower ( ) and maintaining a steady yet strong pace through a :56.3 half mile. On the backstretch, In Your Room ( ) commenced a first-over rally, pushing War Cry Hall to his limit on the far turn. Through the stretch, called upon War Cry Hall for every last ounce of energy, and the favorite did not disappoint, digging in to stave off not only the persistent In Your Room, but a belated stand-side charge from Stitch In Time ( ), who rallied strongly to take second.
trains War Cry Hall for the Harbor Racing Stable, LLC.
Live racing returns to Tioga on Monday (July 7), with the first of 11 races on the special weeknight card scheduled for 6:15 p.m. EDT.
by James Witherite, Tioga Downs racing media