Arnies Angel and driver Ridge Warren won the featured $11,000 Fillies & Mares Open II Pace at Tioga Downs on Friday, June 2.
The 2-1 favourite, Miley Rose (Bruce Aldrich Jr.), led through fractions of :27, :55.2 and 1:23.1. As they made the turn for home, Lets Ryde Girl (Aaron Byron) popped the pocket and Arnies Angel came flying three-wide. Arnies Angel blew right on by to win in 1:52.1 and returned $8.30 to her backers. Miley Rose held on for second over Lets Ryde Girl.
Arnies Angel is a seven-year-old mare by Big Jim. She is trained by Randy Taft for owners Mali Norbye and Arnold Witkin. The win was her third this season from 16 starts and her 22nd career victory.
Warren ended the night with a driving grand slam that also included wins with Tigers Watching N, Bolt Of Beauty and Feverslastcruise (dead heat with Winter Gram).
Live harness racing returns on Saturday with an eight-race card starting at 6:15 p.m.
(With files from Tioga Downs)