Thursday’s (Sept. 12) edition of Racing Roundup features a results story from Tioga Downs.
Fiesta Camcun captures Tioga feature
Nichols, NY --- Fiesta Camcun and Corey Braden captured Thursday night’s $16,000 Fillies and Mares Miracle Mile 1 Handicap at Tioga Downs.
|Fred Brown photo|
|Fiesta Camcun was a 1:52.4 winner in the Tioga feature.|
Leaving from post four in a field of eight, Fiesta Camcun got to the opening quarter in :27.4 and the half-mile mark in :57.1. As the field headed towards three-quarters, Little Santamonica (Aaron Byron) applied heavy first over pressure and those two raced stride for stride through a third panel in :26.3, reaching three-quarters in 1:23.4.
Around the final turn, Braden and Fiesta Camcun had repelled the challenge of Little Santamonica, but the backfield was in motion. In deep stretch Braden continued to work on Fiesta Camcun and the iron tough mare held strong through the stretch to win by a half-length in 1:52.4 over a track listed as sloppy. Southwind Trini (Mike Simons) raced well from off the pace to finish second, while Arodasi (Jason Beattie) closed from seventh at the top of the stretch to finish third.
Paul Bernardo trains the 7-year-old daughter of Camotion–Perfect Catch who won for the eighth time in 32 seasonal starts, good for earnings of more than $57,000.
Aaron Byron posted a driving triple on the night’s 11-race card, while Mike Simons, Corey Braden and Fern Paquet, Jr. each recorded doubles.
-- Dustin Ross