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Roll With Faith Cruises At Batavia

Published: October 24, 2018 8:31 pm ET

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After hitting the board in her last two starts, Roll With Faith got back to the top of her game winning the $10,400 fillies and mares Open Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Wednesday evening (Oct. 24).

Roll With Faith (Kevin Cummings) got away second off the gate behind A Crafty Lady (Drew Monti), who took the scratch-reduced field of five to the half in :57.1. There, Badlands Delight (Shawn McDonough) was moving first-over but not fast enough for Kaitlyn Rae (Ray Fisher Jr.), who swung three-deep in front of the stands and drew alongside A Crafty Lady as they worked their way up the backside.

As they passed three-quarters in 1:25.3, A Crafty Lady packed it in and Kaitlyn Rae took the lead spot on the pylons. But with no time for even a breath, Roll With Faith was out and at her, and the two paced in sync around the last turn. The team pacing ended as the tandem was split up heading down the lane, because Roll With Faith simply opened up and cruised away to a wrapped-up four-length win in 1:54.2.

It was the 13th win of the season for Roll With Faith ($2.70), who has now earned $74,232 for owners Finish Line Investors, Larry Willer and John Mungillo, who also trains the mare.

In the $8,800 Open II for distaff participants, Drinkin N Dancin (Ray Fisher Jr.) went gate to wire in 1:56.4 and registered her sixth win of the year for owners Rocco Stebbins and David Crumb. Joe Skowyra trains the winner.

Kevin Cummings had three winners on the night to lead all other drivers. He now has 80 wins for the session and draws to within three wins of the current leader Drew Monti with 83. Monti had one win on Wednesday.

Racing resumes at Batavia Downs on Friday evening (Oct. 26) with post time set for 6 p.m. When it does, there will be a $493 carryover in the early Pick-5 wager and a guaranteed $1,500 pool for that bet. The early Pick-5 is a 50-cent base wager that covers the first five races.

(Batavia Downs)

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