In the $100,000 Shady Daisy, held on Labor Day at Tioga Downs, an early battle by Persisten (David Miller) and Major Look (Jeff Gregory) through fractions of :25.4 and :53 resulted in an by Blackjack Princess and Mark MacDonald.
Miller took control of the field by the quarter as Gregory looked to move back to the front, but Miller would not release the heavy betting favorite. Major Look continued to grind it out finally clearing the leader down the backstretch and was still in command by three quarters in 1:21. Around the final turn the early leaders were tiring on the lead and Blackjack Princess (Mark Macdonald) took advantage with a powerful move four wide to capture the Shady Daisy in 1:51.1.
Mark Ford trains the 3-year old daughter of Cam's Card Shark – Happy Doris for Robert Di Nozzi who posted the 21-1 upset. Bettor B Lucky (Jim Morrill Jr.) got up for second, JK Fine Art (Ron Pierce) was third, while Major Look (Jeff Gregory) faded to fourth.
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