Three co-features at Scioto Downs Friday

04:40 AM 01 Jun 2014 NZST
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Easy Strength and driver Jim Pantaleano wins at Scioto Downs
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Camille and driver Chris Page win again in F&M Open Pace at Scioto Downs
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There were three co-features on the 13-race Friday night card at Scioto Downs.

The first feature on the evening was race three. A field of seven mares went to post for the $20,000 prize.

Easy Strength, driven by Jim Pantaleano for trainer Gilbert Travis Jr paid double digits from post five. The 5-year old mare by Royal Strength out of Easy Lover left hard from post 5. Clearing to the top before the quarter and catching an easy half for this bunch in 57.4. Pantaleano and mare glided to victory in 1.55.3. Facial Expressions for trainer and driver Hugh Beatty were second and Final Justice grabbed the show spot. These three magnificent mares pulled off a $3,384.00 trifecta pay off.

The Horses and Gelding trotters had their spotlight in race five. A field of nine formed to take their shot for the $20,000 purse. Run And Tell Pap prevailed after getting a perfect pocket trip to post time favorite, Final Breath.

Run And Tell Pap is a 7-year old gelding by High Falls and trained by leading conditioner, Ron Burke. Chris Page had the assignment from post 9. He pressed hard for the front to an opening quarter in 27.3, before releasing Final Breath and taking the two hole trip. Page waited patiently for the super stretch and the gelding responded. Crossing the wire in a season's best,1.54.2. Completing the exotics were Final Breath and Boy Meets Girl K.

The Open pacing mares were showcased in race 7. Camille, driven by Chris Page and trained by Ron Burke scored at 7-5.

The 6-year old mare by Camluck set a seasons best and tied the track record for an aged pacing mare of 1.50.4. She worked hard for the lead, leaving from post 7, after a scratch. Camille and Page set hot fractions of 26.2, 54.3 and 1.22.3. She sealed the deal with a length and a quarter victory over She's Shocking and Y Mach Me.

From Scioto Downs Publicity Office

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