Batavia, NY – High native trotting expertise was on full show at Batavia Downs on Friday night time (23 September) and each co-featured Open victories got here from behind.
Within the $15,000 open eye handicap, CR Blazin’ Magnificence (Dave McKnight III) led out of the gate and the Night time Flyer’s (Jim Morrill Jr.) halved the backstretch earlier than the 28.2th quarter unfolded. From there nobody made a transfer till the five-eighths, the place Jumpinthjellhouse (Kevin Cummings) pulled over and tried to advance on the Night time Flyer’s, however was solely capable of end so far as the final. had been across the flip.
Because the race progressed into the stretch, Jumpinthjellhouse light, leaving the CR Blazin Magnificence sitting within the pocket, and she or he got here in with a flurry. CR Blazin Magnificence constructed up a storm within the deep stretch and was blown away by the Night time Flyer, whereas the late closing credit held Checklist (Kyle Cummings) to win by 1-1/2 lengths in 1:57.
Owned by Marisa Russo and coached by Dave Russo CR Blazin Magnificence ($15.60) gained her forty seventh lifetime win and resulted in her profession earnings of $398,022. Dave Russo ended the night time on Friday with two winners on prime of all trainers.
Earlier within the $14,000 Open II handicap trot, Lugazzi (Ray Fisher Jr.) overcame the assigned outsider place to attain his sixth win of the 12 months.
Sánchez Roux (Drew Monty) led the sector for three-quarters of a mile, whereas Lunar Credit score (Jim McKnight Jr.) carried him to the skin midway via. Throughout that point Lugazzi was within the third over and was drafted there till the final flip when he went three deeps and put everybody on the road and gained by 1–1/4 size in 1:59.1.
Lugazzi ($3.60) pushed his financial institution to $76,810 this 12 months for proprietor Mary Warriner on the power of that win. Ryan Swift trains Trotter.
Kyle Cummings was the dominant driver throughout Friday’s proceedings, registering three wins.
When dwell racing resumes at Batavia Downs at 6 p.m. on Saturday (24 September), there will probably be two carryover notes for that card. The primary race The pick-5 within the first race has a large $1,478 and the second race 11 the jackpot comes within the Tremendous Hello-5 and prices $190. The free full previous efficiency race schedules for all dwell race days will be downloaded by visiting the observe’s web site bataviadownsgaming.com and clicking the “Stay Racing” tab.