Trotapalooza At Batavia Downs

Published: October 15, 2021 11:02 pm EDT

Despite some inclement weather and a lightning delay, the track's dominant diagonal-gaited performers put out some excellent efforts at Batavia Downs on Friday night.

Barn Hall (Kevin Cummings) made it two in a row after going gate to wire while holding off the pocket-sitting Mugshots Bro (Shawn McDonough) in the stretch to win by three-quarters of a length in 1:56.2 in the $13,500 Open I Handicap.

Barn Hall ($12.00) is trained by Steve Pratt who co-owns with Nancy Pratt and the Purple Haze Stable.

E Street (Kyle Cummings) extended his winning streak to three in the $12,100 Open II Handicap after he made a bold brush past the half that allowed him to be second at three-quarters. From there he closed in on the front-running Willie B Worthy (Kevin Cummings) and eventually overtook him by a length in the stretch to win in 1:58.1.

E Street ($8.20) is owned by Margaret Butler and Amy Butler and is trained by Tammy Cummings.

Finally in the $11,250 Open III Handicap, Lunar Credit (Jim McNeight Jr.) got away third while Noble Legend (Jack Rice) took the field to the half in :58.4. McNeight had him out and moving there and Lunar Credit took the top by three-quarters and then stretched out to a 2-3/4 length victory timed in a seasonal best 1:57.3.

Lunar Credit ($4.30) is owned by his driver Jim McNeight, Jr. and is trained by Jim McNeight.

(With files from Batavia Downs)

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