For those handicapping Tioga's Championship Day (The second leg of the Driver's Challenge and the Zweig Memorials), mother nature has given you an extra day of handicapping as the Sunday afternoon card has been rescheduled to race Monday evening, starting at 6:30pm. As previously stated, Tioga has lifted the detention rules and has been urging entrants to get their horses to Tioga sooner than later. Those who rather wait till the last minute will be shipping in on Monday.
For those interested in just the Zweig divisions, I have posted my analysis and selections with the balance of my selections following after.
Tioga Downs 3rd Trot - $65,332; Dr Harry M Zweig Memorial - 3yo Fillies (1st Division)
1 - Brithday Bonus (Braden 15-1) - Problems staying on stride. Pass.
2 - Sheer Glide (A Miller, 10-1) - Second tier trotter.
3 - Miss Sue V (Sears, 8-1) - Races well with state breds.
4 - Massive Drama (Tetrick, 6-1) - Caught in stretch in NYSF.
5 - Jezzy (Schnittker, 5-2) - Returns to NY tracks. The one to beat.
6 - Beatgoeson Hanover (D Miller, 4-1) - Filly fits these and may compete.
7 - Bold And Fresh (Brennan, 3-1) - Oaks winner draws the worst of it when compared to Jezzy.
8 - Cedar Dove (Pierce, 8-1) - Seems to have become unglued of late.
Tioga Downs 5th TRot - $65,332; Dr Harry M Zweig Memorial - 3yo Fillies (2nd Division)
1 - Celebrity Katie (B Miller, 7-2) - Given time off. May need a start.
2 - Pantholops (A Miller, 6-1) - Raced well in Duena and second tier stakes. Not to ignore.
3- Tap Tap Dance (Daley, 12-1) - Still winless this year. 'Nuff said.
4 - Brooklyn (Tetrick, 9-2) - Winner of NYSF. Must steop it up.
5 - Some Girls (Sears, 3-1) - Another NYSF winner; more impressive than #4.
6 - Epona Blue Chip (Schnittker, 8-1) - Another winless horses. Finished second behind #4 in last.
7 - Pacific Splash (Norris, 10-1) - Finsihed 2nd in Horsemen Futurity. Comes east. Don't ignore.
8 - Temper Of Will (Brennn, 8-1) - Won last week from post eight will need to again.
Tioga Downs 7th Trot - $124,920; Dr Harr M Zweig Memorial - 2yo Colts (1st Division)
1 - Whatever It Takes (A Miller, 9-2) - Toss last. Back to comfortable level.
2 - Highland Thunder (Tetrick, 6-1) - Seems to been meting slight better,
3 - Pay The Winner (Gingras, 8-1) - Occasionl checks in NYSS events.
4 - Charlie De Vie (D Miller, 3-1) - Sharp in Colonial Consolations; rounding into form.
5 - Bambino Hall (Pierce, 7-2) - Wiped out in Hambo elim; not bad since.
6 - Evil Urges (Whittemore, 5-1) - Can't recommend off last.
7 - Vindicate (Sears, 10-1) - May be ready to take the next step up.
8 - Winuendo (Schnittker, 12-1) - No chance from here.
Tioga Downs 9th Trot - $122,420 5; Dr Harry M Zweig, Memroail - 11 3yo Colts (2nd division)
1 - For You Almostfree (Jamieson, 9-2) - Appears to be in deep.
2 - All In Tadd (Schnittker, 6-1) - Won last in NYSS. Fairly productive on the local track.
3 - Typical Newyorker (Paquest, 8-1) - Consisten sort but will need to step it up
4 - VC Chocoholic (Sears, 7-2) - Raced well in Coloinial Consolation. Must step up.
5 - Broad Bahn (Brennan, 2-1) - Hambo winner gave it up late last week. Peaked?
6 - New Zion (Pierce, 12-1) - Second stringer.
7 - Surface Tension (Daley, 10-1) - Shows an occasional effort but is stepping up.
For the rest of the card, here are my selections for the other races. Races part of the Driver's Challenge will be denoted with an asterisk.
1st Pace - $9,300; NW $4,501 Last 5 Starts*
4 - Hi Ho Steverino (A Miller, 10-1)
3 - Arabica (Sears, 7-2)
9 - Red Star Paylater (Hensley, 10-1)
2nd Trot - 1 1/4 miles - $6.600; Non Winners $2,801 Last 5 Starts*
1 - Only On Braodway (Brennan, 3-1)
5 - George Is a Hit (Tetrick, 6-1)
9 - Red Rocks (A Miller, 8-1)
4th Pace - $9,900; Claiming $10,000*
1 - Windsun Twister (Sears, 3-1)
3 - Kiss My Cam (Hensley, 9-2)
4 - See You Smile (Pierce, 6-1)
6 - Broule Hanover (Gingras, 8-1)
6th Trpt - $9,300; NW $4,501 Last 5 Starts*
8 - Notorious Buck (Pierce, 10-1)
1 - Smooth Power (Jamieson, 3-1)
3 - Rose Run Ivan (D Miller, 6-1)
8th Pace -$6,600; NW $2,801 Last 5 Starts*
7 - Sun Moon Lake (Sears, 9-2)
5 - Prince Polaris (Hensley, 10-1)
9 - Iron Byron (Pierce, 8-1)
10th Pace- $13,500; NW $7,001 Last 5 Starts*
2 - Arockin Hanover (Pierce, 7-2)
3 - Handsome Harry (Gingras, 3-1)
6 - Voice Of Truth (Tetrick, 6-1)
11th Pace - $18,000 Open
2 - Pangiorno (Jamieson, 3-1)
8 - Sheer Brilliance (Tetrick , 7-2)
1 - Summer Camp (A Miller, 6-1)
12th Pace - $3,800; NW $1,601 Last 5 Starts
5 - Lightning Strike (D Miller, 3-1)
1 - Winbak Fox (Fluet)
7 - Cardio Yankee (Sears, 7-2)
13th Pace - $4,400; Claiming $5,000
4 - ML's Boy (Davis, 6-1)
7 - Sure Duffy (Tetrick, 3-1)
1 - Rollin On (Paquet, 10-1)
8 - Glashedy (Hensley, 9-2)