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Shecouldbegood N outduels Gold Star Mysti

11:18 AM 30 Jun 2020 NZST
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Shecouldbegood N (#2) beats Gold Star Mysti to the wire
Fred Brown photo
Shecouldbegood N ((Mike Merton) out dueled Gold Star Mysti (Cory Braden) to capture the $8,000 Fillies & Mares Open Handicap Pace at Tioga Downs on Monday (June 29).

Persistent Bettor (Bruce Aldrich Jr.) went to the front and led to a first quarter of :27.0. Gold Star Mysti went first-up and took the lead as they went by the stands for the first time. She took them to the half in :56.0. Shecouldbegood N ($7.40) made her move down the back stretch and the duel began. The two mare went side by side by side as Gold Star Mysti hit three-quarters in 1:24.0.

As they made they turn for home the two mares were followed by the big favorite Prairie Cougar (Wally Hennessey) who tried to find an opening between them. Gold Star Mysti and Shecouldbegood N continued to go stride for stride all the way down the stretch. Shecouldbegood N gave one last lunge to win in 1:53.2. Gold Star Mysti had to settle for second. Prairie Cougar finished third.
 


Shecouldbegood N is a 7-year-old mare by Well Said. She is trained by Rob Harmon for owners Harmon Racing Stable, Lawrence Kittenplan, William VanWie, and Bianchi Services.

Mike Merton drove two more winners on the day. His other wins came with Standing Respect ($6.60), and Post Time Terror ($9.40).

Live racing returns on Tuesday (June 30) with a 13 race card starting at 4 p.m. There is no racing on Friday (July 3). Tioga Downs will race (pending regulatory approval) on Saturday (July 4) at 4:00PM and Sunday (July 5) at 1:00PM. The schedule will then follow a Friday & Saturday at 4:00PM and Sunday at 1:00PM for the balance of the month of July.

For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com<http://www.tiogadowns.com>.
 
by John Horne, for Tioga Downs
 
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