Nichols, NY --- After not getting involved in the Fan Hanover until far too late, the Wiz Kids Stable's Table Talk ($4.60) returned to her winning ways in a $39,900 New York Sire Stakes event for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday (June 28) at Tioga Downs.
|Fred Brown photo|
|Table Talk was a 1:52 winner in her NYSS event.|
The Bart Dalious-trained daughter of Bettor's Delight was the fastest winner in three Sire Stakes divisions on the evening, yielding the lead to Spreester (Jim Morrill Jr.) after controlling a reasonable -- yet spritely --:27.4 first quarter.
After being boxed in by the first-over Scandalicious (Jeff Gregory) through a strong :55.4 middle half, Jim Marohn Jr. was able to wedge wide with Table Talk on the approach to the home straight, battling with Spreester for the final 150 yards and prevailing by a scant quarter-length in 1:52. Just Add Vodka (Aaron Byron) finished an even third off a ground-saving trip.
The second division saw Medusa ($13.60) escape a three-race losing streak, finding room at the pegs in the closing yards after being boxed in for three-eighths of a mile to just beat Sweetnsinful in 1:53.3. Aaron Byron drove the Bettor's Delight filly to her sixth career win for trainer Paul Kelley.
Blush Hanover ($3.90) held sway in the final division, driven clear to hold off a pocket-sitting Bettor Chill Out in 1:53.3. Jim Morrill Jr. drove the daughter of Art Major to victory for trainer Linda Toscano.
Live racing continues at Tioga on Sunday (June 29), with a 13-race afternoon card due to begin at 1:30 p.m. (EDT).