by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway
HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Cherry Royal Ruby put in the fastest time of the five divisions ($109,800) of the New York Sire Stakes for the 2-year-old filly trotters at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday night (June 29) as she romped to an easy 6-1/2 length victory in 2:02.1.
Despite the eye-opening performance by Cherry Royal Ruby, it was well off the track record for her classification of 2:00.2 set in 2009 by Munis Bluechip.
There was a dead heat in the fifth division as Scarey Karie and Run For Royalty couldn't be separated by a photo in 2:04.0.
Maewegonow ($3.70) took her division with a win in 2:03.3, Mighty Surf got the perfect gate-to-wire journey from driver Kevin Cummings to notch a $27.00 surprise in 2:04.4 while Heels On Wheels used a last panel of 29.1 to dispose of the field in her bracket in 2:04.0.
It was a good night for the sires Conway Hall and Rc Royalty as each had offspring win two divisions with Prayer I Am and Deweycheatumnhowe having one winner apiece.
The most impressive on the picture perfect night was Cherry Royal Ruby (Rc Royalty-Nowerland Kristen). After putting up an opening half mile of 1:03.1, driver Dan Daley stepped on the gas with her on the back half, going in 59.0 including a 28.2 final panel.
Nightflix Hanover (Ray Schnittker) finished in second with Royal Pine (Matt Kakaley) taking the show spot.
Cherry Royal Ruby ($3.30) is co-owned by the Cherry Hill Farm and Todd Van Alstyne and is trained by Daley.
Scarey Karie (Phil Fluet) and Run For Royalty (Kakaley) were fortunate to be involved in the win photo.
It first appeared that Barn Bella (Chuck Huckabone Jr.) was going to catch the front-running Speedy Prayer but broke stride coming off the final turn. Speedy Prayer (Kevin Cummings) looked home free but jumped it off midway down the lane.
Those miscues put Scarey Karie ($2.60) and Run For Royalty ($3.30) on top but the they hit the wire deadlocked in 2:04.0. Mamora Bay took third for driver Sam Schillaci.
Scarey Karie (Conway Hall-Alabama Hotel) is owned by Michael Woodward and is trained by Fluet.
Run For Royalty (Rc Royalty-Feegee) is owned by Simo Jalava and is conditioned by Jenny Melander.
In the opening division, Mighty Surf ($27.00) zoomed to the lead and avoided trouble with the breakers on the opening turn to score the front-running 2-3/4 length victory over Creditover in 2:04.4. Busy Doing Nothing (Mark Etsell) took the show position.
Mighty Surf (Prayer I Am-Big Surfer) is owned by Roy Dobbins and is trained by Dennis Laterza.
Heels On Wheels ($8.40) and Kakaley made a first-over move down the backstretch and that proved to difference to dispose of Dazzlash (Trond Smedshammer) and Deweybelievenhowe (Ed Greeno Jr.) in 2:04.4.
Owned by the Burke Racing Stable, Crawford Farms, Lawrence Karr and Weaver Bruscemi, Heels On Wheels (Conway Hall-Go Go Dancer) is conditioned by Ron Burke.
A big brush heading to the three-quarter pole gave Maewegonow (Charlie Norris) a commanding edge and never looked back in registering a throttled down 1-1/4 length nod over Shecheatedondewey (Kakaley) in 2:03.3. Deli-Delight (Mike Simons) placed third.
Maewegonow (Deweycheatumnhowe-Mauresmo) is co-owned by Carrie Norris and Acadia Farms and trained by Charlie Norris.
In the $15,000 Excelsior A races, Onyx Blue Chip ($7.30) took the first division in 2:06.3 with Ray Schnittker board while Jenny's Dew Drop went wire-to-wire and posted a $22.40 upset for John Cummings Jr. in 2:04.4.
Ms McGillicuddys (Kevin Cummings) was victorious in the non-betting $6,200 Excelsior B series as she covered the mile in 2:13.1.
Racing will resume on Friday evening with 10 races slated to begin at 5 p.m.
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