He's Watching sets 1:50 world mark for 2YOCP
August 09, 2013
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Coming into Friday night's New York Sires Stakes events for 2-year-old colt pacers, the talk of the state has been about He's Watching, who has posted two impressive sire stakes wins at Saratoga and Buffalo after making breaks at the start. When the night was over, the story got more impressive after He's Watching (Jim Morrill Jr.) minded his manners at Tioga and erased the world record for 2-year-old colt pacers previously held by Rock N Roll Heaven (1:50.3 ) when he cruised to victory in 1:50.
Leaving from post position four, He's Watching took his time working his way to the front through an opening quarter of :27. As the field headed toward the half-mile mark of the race, He's Watching kept a snug hold of Morrill and continued through some brisk fractions, posting a half-mile mark in :54.4. Twin B Speedo (Yannick Gingras) was doing all he could do to keep within striking distance sitting in the two hole as the field went by three quarters in 1:22.4.
Around the final turn, Morrill let He's Watching, a 2-year-old son of American Ideal–Baberhood, pace the final quarter and quickly step away from the rest of the field to win by 6 1/4 lengths.
David Menary trains and co-owns He's Watching with Brad Gray and Michael Guerriero of Ontario.
"He is such a nice colt and he is just so fast it is unbelievable. I asked him to go in the stretch there tonight a little bit but he could have just as easily gone in 49 tonight, he is just so fast it's amazing” said Morrill Jr. following the victory.
Three other divisions of NYSS for 2-year-old colt pacers were held, with the winners: Neat – Marcus Miller (1:53.2), Major Trick – Jim Morrill Jr. (1:53.2) and Stay Up Late – David Miller (1:52.4).
Tioga Downs continues live racing action on Saturday, August 10th with a post time of 6:50pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us on our website at http://www.tiogadowns.com/ . (Tioga)