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Hennessey, Deters Sweep Tioga Opens

Published: May 9, 2021 4:32 pm ET

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Driver Wally Hennessey and trainer Mike Deters teamed up to win both $9,000 features on Sunday (May 9) at Tioga Downs, doing so with Rebellious and Burn Notice.

Rebellious ($3.00) proved a repeat winner in the Open Pace.

Rebellious went right to the front and hit the first quarter in :27 before yielding to Ideal Jimmy (Jody Jamieson), who brushed from third to take the lead with a lap to go. Ideal Jimmy led to the half in :56.2 and three-quarters in 1:25.1, but Rebellious pulled the pocket and reclaimed command on the final turn. Rebellious drew off in the stretch, winning by 3-3/4 lengths in 1:52. Caviart Reagan (Braxten Boyd) finished second; Ideal Jimmy had to settle for third.

Rebellious, a seven-year-old gelding by Mach Three, is owned by Joel Warner along with Deters. It was his sixth win this season and the 47th of his career.

Burn Notice ($5.80) hung tough under pressure to capture the Open Trot.

Hennessey and Burn Notice yielded early command to Rose Run Rudi (Jamieson) through a :27.2 first quarter before brushing to the lead in front of the stands and reaching the half in :56.1. BJ Lorado (Boyd) took the first shot, advancing first-over up the backstretch, but Burn Notice pushed him away after reaching three-quarters in 1:25. Burn Notice edged clear by 2-1/4 lengths in the stretch and breezed to an easy win in 1:54.4. Rose Run Rudi won the battle for second over BJ Lorado.

Burn Notice, a six-year-old gelding by Cayenne Turbo, is owned by WHR Trust. It was his fourth win of 2021 and his 17th overall.

Live racing returns to Tioga Downs on Saturday (May 15) starting at 6:10 p.m. For more information, go to

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