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Bred For Greatness Great At Buffalo

Published: March 11, 2020 9:07 pm ET

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Bred For Greatness ($6.20) was certainly 'great' once again, as he notched a one-length victory over Lougazi in Buffalo Raceway's $13,000 Class A-Open Handicap Trot on Wednesday evening (March 11).

It was the fifth victory in six starts this year for Bred For Greatness, and it was also his seasonal best with a 1:58.1 clocking.

Getting a perfect stalking trip behind the fraction-setting CR Blazin Beauty, Bred For Greatness (Jim Morrill Jr.) tipped to the outside down the stretch and took command midway down the lane. Lougazi (Ray Fisher Jr.) made his usual late charge, but ran out of real estate and had to settle for second, while CR Blazin Beauty (Kevin Cummings) finished third.

Co-owned by trainer Mike Ohol and Steven Gross, the six-year-old gelding Bred For Greatness (Federal Flex-Wendy Woo) now has produced $23,940 in earnings in 2020 and $116,221 in his career.

Noble Legend ($2.70) was no match in the $10,000 Class A-B Handicap Trot, delivering a 12-1/4 length pounding on the field in 1:58.3 over a fast track.

There race was never in doubt, as Noble Legend (Billy Davis Jr.) roared right off the gate and put up splits of :31.,1, 1:00.4 and 1:29.4 before completing the mile in 1:58.3. The only battle in the event was for the place position, as Are You In (Cummings) finished a distant second with Barn Winner (Fisher) taking third.

Co-owned by Vogel & Wags Nags Stable, Team Rice Racing and Adelphi Bloodstock, it was the first win in seven tries for Noble Legend (Kadabra-Lovin It). The victory moved his seasonal earnings to $14,860 and $292,889 lifetime.

Julios Girl (David McNeight III) produced a :57 back half, and that proved to be more than enough to capture the $10,000 Class A Handicap Pace for fillies and mares.

Getting a first over trip, Julios Girl ($7.50) collared the pacesetting The Bay Front near the three-quarter marker and strutted away to a 3-1/2 length win in a seasonal best of 1:56.1. The Bay Front (Morrill) held on for the place position, with Little Joke (Davis) rolling into third.

Trained by James Clouser Jr. and owned by William Emmons, Julios Girl (Art Director-Prayer Answered) has now found the winner's circle four times in six tries. The seven-year-old mare now has a seasonal bankroll of $15,980 and $161,958 in her lifetime.

Davis completed the night with four driving victories, while Morrill added a pair. Rice conditioned a pair winners.

Racing will resume on Saturday evening (March 14) at 6 p.m. with a 13-race program slated. There will be a $955 carryover in the Pick-5, which begins in the second race.

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(Buffalo Raceway)

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