HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Heavenly Place is finding the winner's circle at Buffalo Raceway to be just that...a heavenly place.
For the second straight week, Heavenly Place ($5.10) was much the best as she rolled to victory in the $10,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday evening (March 26). She comfortably beat Ugly Betty by 2-1/4 lengths in 1:58.1 over the fast track.
It looked like an instant replay of Heavenly Place's win last week, sit third, go first over, and pull away from the field in the stretch.
Ugly Betty set the tempo with fractions of 30.0, 59.4 and 1:29 with Heavenly Place getting the stalking outside trip. They were on even terms as their heads turned for home but Heavenly Place (David McNeight III) put up a final panel of 29.0 and easily disposed of the tiring Ugly Betty (Ron Beback Jr.). Betit To Getit (Jack Flanigen) took the show spot.
Heavenly Place has now been in the money in all eight starts this season, five of which are victories. Owned by Chs Racing LLC and Limerick Racing, the 6-year-old mare has now earned $23,897 in 2014 and $101,470 lifetime. David McNeight Jr. trained the winner.
The racing will resume Thursday night, a makeup date from a previously postponed card. The 12-race card will get underway at 5 p.m.
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by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway