Off of a perfect second-over trip, Brookview Bullet found victory in the $25,000 Open Handicap Pace for horses and geldings at Dayton Raceway on Thursday, Nov. 9.
A winner off of a pocket ride in last week's feature event, Brookview Bullet left the car at odds of 8-1 from post three with driver Trevor Smith at the controls. Heavy favourite Sectionline Bigry and driver Tyler Smith left from post six, but it was Stars Align and driver Dan Noble to get the first call and front the field through fractions of :26.2 and :54.4 to the half. Sectionline Bigry made a first-over bid with Brookview Bullet following his cover and cleared to three-quarters in 1:21.4. Brookview Bullet, left uncovered at that point, then duelled to the finish where the son of Always A Virgin drew away by a length and three-quarters in 1:50. Sectionline Bigry was second and Captain Romance was third.
Brookview Bullet is trained by Henry Graber Jr. for owner Eleven Star Stable. The 19-time winner now boasts more than $374,000 in career earnings. Brookview Bullet paid $19 to win.
Chris Page had an exceptional night at the office with four driving wins. Page kicked things off with Whitecookie in race three for trainer Ron Burke and kept the ball rolling with Dreaminallthetime in race four for trainer Nick Turley. Page then secured the driving hat trick with Busboy Hanover for trainer Jason Brewer and closed out his grand slam winning the finale, race 14, with Mr Disomma for trainer Tony Price.
(With files from Dayton Raceway)