HAMBURG, N.Y. --- BZ Glide found it easy pickings in the featured $8,400 Open II Trot at Buffalo Raceway Friday night (May 16) and strolled to a three length win over Absolutely Certain in 1:58.4 over the fast track.
After finishing a solid second last week in the Open Trot, losing by a mere 3/4 lengths in his 2014 debut, BZ Glide (Mike Caprio) dropped to a softer level this time around and proved to be much the best against the five other participants.
The race set up perfectly for BZ Glide. Ramblin Rick, who hooked up with Keystone Bernard in a front-end speed duel, put up times of 28.3, 57.4 and 1:28.3. Those wicked fractions proved to be costly as BZ Glide, who started his first-over journey just before the half mile marker, took command just before the three-quarter pole and trotted away like a 1-5 shot should.
The lone battle in the stretch was for second place as Absolutely Certain (Ron Beback Jr.) finished three lengths behind the throttled down BZ Glide ($2.70) while Armed Dangerously (Ray Fisher Jr.) took third.
It was the first win of the season for BZ Glide, who is owned by Mike Caprio and is trained by Alana Caprio. It was the 11th career win in 39 starts for the 5-year-old gelding.
Racing will continue on Saturday night at Buffalo Raceway with a 13-race card slated for 6:40 p.m.
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by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway