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Beachy Dream Dominates At Buffalo

Published: February 23, 2019 10:07 pm ET

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Beachy Dream swept by the field like a tidal wave and surfed his way to a dominating 4-1/2 length win over Dark Horse in Buffalo Raceway's $11,000 Class AA Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night (Feb. 23).

Driver Shawn Gray sent Beachy Dream to the winner's circle and remained scorching hot at Buffalo Raceway, as he banked four victories on the program to push his total to 23 in just 75 starts. He had four victories on Wednesday's card.

It was a mad dash for the lead with IYQ YQR and Dark Horse fighting it out to the half-mile pole while Beachy Dream enjoyed the festivities from fifth. Gray then asked Beachy Dream to go to work and he responded perfectly.

Getting live cover, Beachy Dream stormed three-wide to the three-quarter pole and easily stormed his way to the lead, drawing off by a widening 4-1/2 lengths in 1:58.1 over a good track. Dark Horse (Ray Fisher Jr.) picked up the place check while Mr Euroman N (Billy Davis Jr.) was third.

Beachy Dream (If I Can Dream-Beachy Girl) is an eight-year-old gelding that has found the winner's circle three times in five appearances in 2019. Owned by Mike Torcello and trained by Gerry Sarama, Beachy Dream has now earned $17,920 on the year and $198,060 in his career.

There were a pair of sub-featured $9,500 Class A races on the card. The most impressive in the two events was A F F Bigdaddy ($2.60), who strolled to an easy 5-1/4 length win over Im So Handsome in 1:56.1.

After sitting back and watching the scrum take place on the front end, A F F Bigdaddy (Drew Monti) took over just before the quarter pole and never felt any pressure the rest of the way.

Owned by Jennifer and Marcus Rogowski and trained by Steve Kiblin, it was the second victory in three starts this season for A F F Bigdaddy (Sir Luck-Artacam Hanover). The six-year-old gelding has now put $10,840 in the bank on the campaign and $89,865 lifetime.

In the other contest, four horses had a taste of the lead at some point, but it was Manceiver ($5.40) who was on top when it counted the most, at the wire.

Manceiver (Gray) had the lead early, was shuffled back, but found a way to shake free in the stretch to register a 1-3/4 length nod over Foreign Officer (Monti) in 1:58.1.

Conditioned by Sarama and owned by Torcello, it was the third victory in five outings this season for the five-year-old gelding Manceiver (Sportswriter-Swift N Shout). The win jacked his seasonal earnings to $14,390 and $109,027 in his career.

Monti also had an excellent night in the sulky as he had five victories, while Davis doubled. Sarama had three training scores and Lee Dahn had a pair.

Racing will resume on Wednesday evening (Feb. 27) with a 13-race program scheduled for 5 p.m. The finals and the consolation round of the 'Opportunity Knocks' Series highlight the card, along with a $10,500 Class A Open Handicap Trot and a $10,500 Class A Open Handicap Pace for the ladies.

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