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Tioga Downs to host Reynolds Memorial races on Sunday
Friday, August 24, 2018 - by John Horne, for Tioga Downs

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Nichols, NY --- Tioga Downs will play host to five W.N. Reynolds Memorial races for freshman pacers and trotters on Sunday (Aug. 26).

In the $37,250 first of two divisions of The Meda for 2-year-old trotting fillies, the morning line choice is Starita (David Miller) at 9-5. Trained by Joe Holloway, the filly is by Trixton-Morningstar. She has a win and a second in six starts so far in her career.

Mimi’spearloflinday (Mattias Melander) is the second choice at 5-2. Trained by Marcus Melander, the daughter of Cantab Hall-Lindy’s Showgirl has one win in four starts.

In the $37,750 second division of The Meda, the unbeaten Cloud Nine Fashion (Tim Tetrick) is the 2-1 morning line favorite. The filly by Muscle Hill-I’m On Cloud Nine is trained by Jim Campbell. She is three-for-three in her young career.

Matter Of Fact (Mattias Melander) has been deemed as the second choice at 5-2. Trained by Marcus Melander, the filly by Explosive Matter-Chips N Caviar has a second place finish in three starts.

The 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings will participate in The Judge Moore for a purse of $69,300. The 9-5 morning line favorite is an entry of three colts trained by Ake Svanstedt. The trio is led by Lindy Express (Jim Meittinis), a colt by Trixton-Nashville Lindy. The second part of the entry is Sheena’s Boy (Marcus Miller) by Trixton-Sheen’s Shadow. The last part of the entry is Galixton (Corey Callahan). He is by Trixton-Spring Gala.

Freshman pacing fillies will compete in The Lorraine for $56,300. The overwhelming morning line favorite at 8-5 is Zero Tolerance (David Miller). The filly by Heston Blue Chip-Feelinglikeastar is trained by Joe Holloway. She has already earned more than $60,000 in her career with four wins in her five lifetime starts.

The second choice in The Lorraine is Simone (3-1), who is trained and driven by Homer Hochstetler. The filly by American Ideal-Ritascape has reached the winner’s circle twice in four lifetime starts.

Freshman pacing colts and geldings will vie for a purse of $66,600 in The Soliciter. The 9-5 morning line favorite is an entry trained by John Butenschoen. The first part of the entry is Captain Panko (Corey Callahan), a colt by Captaintreacherous-P Note Blue Chip. He has won two of five starts so far this season. The second part of the entry is Scirocco Mistysaid (Tom Jackson). The gelding by Well Said-Cold Mist has a second and two thirds in six career starts.

The second morning line choice for The Soliciter is the Erv Miller trained Sweet Troy (Marcus Miller) at 5-2. The gelding by Sweet Lou-Magestic Blue Chip has a second and two thirds in his four lifetime starts.

The 12-race card on Sunday starts at 1 p.m. For more information go to

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