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Bz Glide Glistens In Buffalo

Published: May 26, 2018 10:14 pm ET

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Bz Glide rebounded from a loss in his seasonal debut last week to score a one-and-one-half-length victory over Fox Valley Veto in Buffalo Raceway's co-featured $11,500 Open Trot on Saturday, May 26.

Bz Glide and driver Mike Caprio faced no resistance in grabbing the front and showed the way with fractions of :28.4, :58.4 and 1:28.3. With a final panel to trot, Bz Glide endured a minor rally from runner-up Fox Valley Veto but continued on to score. Empire Earl N took the show spot.

Owned by the Caprio Stable LLC and trained by Alana Caprio, it was the first victory in just two starts this season for the nine-year-old gelded Bz Glide, by Yankee Glide-Zoomer Bloomer. The win pushed his seasonal earnings to $7,080 and $263,130 lifetime. He paid $4.50 to win.

In the $11,500 Open Pace, Upfront Countryboy sprinted to three quarters and strolled to a four-and-one-half lengths win over Continual Hanover in a season's-best 1:52.3 over the fast track.

On the point through the opening frames of :28.2 and :57.1, Upfront Countryboy dictated the terms. Down the backstretch the final time, driver Shawn Gray let the pacesetter out a notch and was up by four lengths with a quarter to go.

Upfront Countryboy easily crossed the finish line ahead with the only battle remaining being for the minor awards. Those went to Continual Hanover and Im So Handsome who took second and third respectively.

Conditioned by James Clouser Jr. and owned by William Emmons, Upfront Countryboy, by Dragon Again-Cambloid, has seven wins in 13 tries in 2018. The victory upped the nine-year-old gelding's bankroll to $30,065 and $392,075 lifetime. He paid $6.80 to win.

Gray completed the night by putting six victories in the win column while Fisher Jr. had a triple and Monti a double. Clouser Jr. had four training wins.

Racing will continue on Wednesday, May 30 at 5 p.m. when a nine-race program will be presented.


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