Sudden Change N Rallies For Open Win

Published: July 1, 2017 01:10 am EDT

Sudden Change N ($15.60), driven by Jim Taggart Jr., made a late four-wide move to win the $12,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Tioga Downs on Friday night (June 30).

Gweneeee J (Jim Meittinis) took the lead just after the first quarter and led all the way to the top of the stretch. The pacers went four-wide in the lane. Yes You Can (Tom Jackson) shot out first to claim the lead, but Sudden Change N went widest and fastest of all to win in 1:51.4. The six-year-old Changeover mare, who is owned by Super Mile LLC and trainer Jody Riedel, earned her third victory this season. Yes You Can finished second and Gweneeee J hung on for third.

Taggart Jr. won two other race on the night. Leading driver Mike Simons was victorious in four races on this muggy Friday night in Nichols, New York.

Tioga Downs will not race on Saturday (July 1) because of the 38 Special concert. Racing returns on Sunday (July 2) with a 13-race card starting at 1 p.m.

(With files from Tioga Downs)