HAMBURG, N.Y. --- L Diz ($8.70) made a big jump up in class Wednesday night (Feb. 12) at Buffalo Raceway but she handled the competition with an impressive length victory in the $9,500 Fillies and Mares Open I-II Handicap Pace.
The past two weeks, L Diz found success in lower conditions with a first and second place finish. The step up proved to be the right move as Buffalo Raceway's leading driver Billy Dobson took her wire-to-wire, beating Delightful Syd (Ray Fisher Jr.) by a diminishing half-length in 1:59.1 over the fast surface. She had set fractions of 29.3, 59.3 and 1:29.3 in setting a seasonal mark of 1:59.1 and had enough in the tank to hang on for the win.
Ugly Betty (Jack Flanigen) skimmed the pylons and took third.
Owned by Ted Cupp and trained by Jim Graham, the 5-year-old mare L Diz (Artiscape-Hosel Rocket) now has two wins on the 2014 campaign and $8,080 in the bank.
With Buffalo Raceway currently running four nights a week, Wednesday through Saturday, trainers and owners should be aware that there are great opportunities to race your horse here. For more information, call the Buffalo Raceway race office and 716-649-1280, ext. 6234.
The action resumes on Thursday night at 5 p.m. with a 12-race program scheduled.
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by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway