It was just earlier this week (Monday, July 23) that Spice It Up Lindy established a new track record in the $16,500 open trot of 1:53.1. Although he didn't set any new track records on Saturday night, he repeated his winning performance in the $18,000 open trot on Saturday night.
Leaving from post position number one , Jim Meittinis moved Spice It Up Lindy to the front to gain control of the race from Aruba Vacation by an opening quarter of 28.3. The field then raced in straight alignment by a half in 58.2 and three quarters in 1:27.1 with first over pressure from Tac's Delight (Lewayne Miller). Around the final turn, Spice It Up Lindy was asked for more and he responded by drawing clear with a 28.1 final panel to stop the timer in 1:55.2.
It was the sixth win in nine seasonal starts for Spice It Up Lindy who with the win increased his seasonal earnings to more than $51,000 for owner-trainer Santo Zuzolo. Aruba Vacation (Fern Paquet Jr.) used a two hole trip to finish second, while Mandinga (JimTaggart Jr.) stayed along the pylons to finish third.
Tioga Downs continues live racing tomorrow afternoon (Sunday, July 29) with a post time of 1:30 pm featuring three divisions of NYSS for 3-year old colt pacers. Tioga Downs will also once again be offering a $5,000 guaranteed pick four in co ordination with the USTA's strategic wagering program on Sunday, July 29th on the last four races of the day (races 10 - 13).
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