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Ready, Aim, Fireyourguns!

Published: April 23, 2016 11:03 pm ET

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Fireyourguns ($2.60) had a full arsenal ready to go in the $10,000 Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway, but the seven-year-old gelding never had to re-load in cruising off to an easy four and a half length victory over China Dream in a seasonal best 1:53.4 on Saturday night (April 23).

Being assigned the eight post, the only work driver Mike Caprio had to do with Fireyourguns was get to the top. Once clearing for the lead just past the opening quarter of :27.2, it was clear sailing the rest of the way home.

Fireyourguns covered the half in :55.4 and felt no resistance on the second circuit in easily drawing away from the other seven competitors. The lone issue was for the minor spoils and that went to China Dream (Drew Monti), who grabbed second, and Beach Hero (Shawn McDonough), who took third.

Co-owned by Jennifer and Robert Lowe along with trainer Terence McClory, Fireyourguns (American Ideal-Villa Hanover) earned his second win of the season in three starts. The victory moved his seasonal earnings to $10,000 and lifetime bankroll to $314,341.

Todd Cummings finished the night with three wins in the sulky while Jim McNeight, Monti and David McNeight III all doubled. Trainers Rose Russo and JD Perrin each conditioned two winners.

Racing will continue on Wednesday evening with an 11-race program set for 5 p.m. The card is expected to mark the return of three-time defending Buffalo Raceway driving champion Kevin Cummings, who was sidelined with a broken arm suffered in an off-track mishap. He is tentatively scheduled to drive in 10 races.

(With files from Buffalo Raceway)

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