Pierce and Blatantly Good ($7) launched their attack before the half and battled Golden Receiver, winner of his last six outs, into the lane. They cleared their rival in the final eighth and drew off to a two-length tally in 1:50.2. Blatantly Good, trained by P.J. Fraley, posted his second win in six starts this season.
Pierce swept the early double with Grams Legacy ($3.60) and Arts Ideal Hanover ($2.80) for the Jimmy Takter stable. The Hall of Famer also picked up wins with Freddy Day Hanover ($11) in the seventh race and Abelard
($4.80) in the thirteenth. Hanover