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BZ Glide Overcomes Outside Post

Published: November 12, 2016 12:23 am ET

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BZ Glide drew the outside for the fourth consecutive week, but also found himself in lower company. So he used his class to overcome post eight and win the $8,500 Open II Trot at Batavia Downs on Friday night (November 11).

Mike Caprio hustled BZ Glide off the gate and took a lead he would never relinquish. He tripped the timers in :28.2, :59 and 1:28.2 while his seven opponents struck several formations of chase behind him. But it didn’t matter who was in and who was out on Friday night as BZ Glide kept his mind on his business, while Caprio kept his whip on his shoulder, and trotted home confidently to win in 1:58.2.

The win was the fourth in 17 starts this year for BZ Glide ($7.10) and it pushed his earnings to $33,630 for the Caprio Stable LLC. The seven-year-old Yankee Glide gelding is trained by Alana Caprio.

Jim Morrill Jr. kept up his torrid winning pace as he scored five more wins during the night. He visited the Purple Haze winner’s circle with Justgottogetthere ($2.90, 2:00), Caliber Seelster ($10.40, 1:57), Zipnthruthehall ($7.10, 1:56.3), Bags Of Money ($2.80, 1:55.4) and Medolandcampbell E ($8.30, 1:56.4).

The quintuple pushed Morrill’s win total for the meet to 94, now 10 ahead of second-place Drew Monti, who was blanked on the evening. Kevin Cummings moved into third-place on the strength of one win Friday, now sporting 69 victories, which is one ahead of Ray Fisher Jr. at 68.

Racing resumes at Batavia Downs on Saturday (November 12), featuring seven divisional finals of the Batavia Downs Claiming Championship Series with purses totaling $125,000. Post time for the first race is 6:15 p.m.

(With files from Batavia Downs)

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