Spice It Up Lindy and harness racing driver Jim Meittinis took their usual place in the winner's circle following Saturday night's $16,500 open trot at Tioga Downs.
Leaving from post position number six in a field of six, Spice It Up Lindy bullied his way to the front through an opening quarter in 27.4. Meittinis then controlled the fractions of 57.3 at the half before receiving first over pressure from All About Justice (Mike Simons) through three quarters in 1:25.2.
Around the final turn, Spice It Up Lindy was asked for more and the 9-year old responded opening up to win his third straight Tioga Downs’ open trot in 1:54.2. Santo Zuzolo owns and trains the son of SJ’s Caviar – Spice World who posted his seventh win in ten seasonal outings.
All About Justice (Mike Simons) held tough despite a first over journey for second, while Hoboken Sonny (Howard Parker) got up for third.
Tioga Downs continues live racing on Sunday, August 5th with a post time of 1:30 pm featuring two eliminations of the Empire Breeders’ Classic for 3-year old colt and gelding pacers. For more information on Tioga Downs please visit us on our website at www.tiogadowns.com.
by Dustin ROSS