Fireyourguns 3-for-3 in 2014 with Tioga victory

09:06 AM 05 May 2014 NZST
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Fireyourguns scores his third straight victory
Photo by Fred Brown
After beating top company at Buffalo and Vernon, Fireyourguns ($3.00) scored his third victory in as many seasonal starts in Sunday (May 4) afternoon's $14,000 Open Pace at Tioga Downs.
 
The five-year-old American Ideal gelding floated to the front early on, setting even fractions of :28, :56, and 1:23.4 while Mystical Valentine (Jason Ryan) chased from the loose pocket throughout. On the far turn, Aaron Byron called upon Fireyourguns to draw clear, and the response was instant, as the 1-2 favorite opened up to a 3-1/2 length advantage before reaching the top of the stretch. Prairie Jaguar (Jim Marohn, Jr.) angled to the outside just off the turn to put in a late bid, rallying to be second, while Mystical Valentine was a tiring third.
 
Fireyourguns was measured in the last sixteenth of a mile en route to a 1:51.4 win with plenty in reserve.
 
Trainer Terence McClory co-owns Fireyourguns with Jennifer and Robert Lowe.
 
Earlier in the card, the Jeff Sorenson-trained Golden Gun prevailed in the $11,000 Open II Pace, holding off a late challenge from the pocket-sitting Bettorsluckystreak to win in 1:55.1 in rein to Jim Marohn, Jr.
 
Live racing resumes on Friday evening, with first post at 6:15 p.m.
 
by James Witherite, for Tioga Downs
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