Sunday, July 14, 2013

Eastend Eddie repeats in Sunday’s open pace at Tioga Downs


Eastend Eddie makes it two in a row

Eastend Eddie and Jim Marohn Jr. made it back to back victories in the $16,000 open pace on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs.

Getting away third in a field of six from post position number three, Marohn watched as Sheer Brilliance (Aaron Byron) put up fractions of 27.4 and 55.2. As the field straightened up and headed towards three quarters, Marohn tipped Eastend Eddie first over through a brisk 27 second third quarter and raced neck and neck with Sheer Brilliance by three quarters in 1:22.2. Around the final turn and into the stretch, Eastend Eddie slowly powered by a stubborn Sheer Brilliance to win by a length and a half in 1:50.1.

It was the sixth win of the year for Eastend Eddie, a 5-year-old son of Million Dollar Cam – Armbro Cinema who recorded his fourth win in his last five starts for trainer Ron Burke.

Aaron Byron, Rick Plano, and Jim Meittinis each posted driving doubles on the afternoon's 11-race card.

Tioga Downs continues live racing action on Thursday, July 18th with a post time of 6:50pm featuring sophomore trotters in the Tompkins-Geers Grand Circuit stakes. For more information on Tioga Downs please visit us online at www.tiogadowns.com.