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Bankers Dream Repeats At Batavia

Published: October 23, 2010 5:04 pm ET

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Bankers Dream, proving last week's win in the Brian Schroeder Memorial was no fluke, came right back and scored in the $9,000 Preferred Handicap Trot, Friday night (Oct. 22) at Batavia Downs Casino.

Getting away fourth in the weekly trotting feature, reinsman Ray Fisher, Jr. pulled Bankers Dream first over at the half and the six-year-old Dream Vacation gelding responded with an impressive one length score in 1:59.3. Speedy Ryan (Ron Abbott), who led for most of the mile, held on for second over the pocket-sitting Heaven And Hall and Kevin Cummings.

The win was Bankers Dream ninth of the season and it raised his 2010 earnings to more than $60,000 for owner Melinda Kash of Medina, Ohio and trainer Dennis Millner.

The $8,000 Open II Trot went to 1-5 favourite Zoom A Rail for trainer-driver Jim McNeight, winning by 6-1/2 lengths in 2:00.3. Zoom A Rail, a three-year-old Donerail gelding, went gate-to-wire to win for the 10th time this season in only his 11th start. He’s now three-for-three since being transferred to the McNeight barn, after being purchased privately by owner Mike Calimeri.

Two lucky tickets got all six winners correct in Friday night’s Pick-6 wager. Each ticket was worth $2,361. Saturday night’s Pick-6 pool will be guaranteed at $1,000.

The comeback kid, Two Twentytwo, who just missed by a head in last week’s $40,000 Robert J. Kane Memorial, figures to be a prohibitive favourite in the evening's second race, the $8,800 Open Handicap Pace. First race post time at America’s oldest lighted harness track is 6:40 p.m.

(Batavia Downs)


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