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Fireyourguns Sizzles In 2015 Debut

Published: May 3, 2015 12:47 am ET

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On a night where the track was lightning fast, there were some very big winners on the program at Buffalo Raceway.

Fireyourguns returned to pari-mutual action this week after a valiant qualifying effort last week with Michael Caprio driving. When the gates swung open tonight in the $10,500 Open Pace, Fireyourguns went right to the lead and never looked back.

At the half, Bahama Bay (Drew Monti) tried to make his presence felt and was joined by Mach Stockn Barrel (Kevin Cummings) on the outside. When they reached the backstretch it was obvious that the field was too tough for Mach Stockn Barrel never advanced.

Fireyourguns set some wicked fractions early in the race and continued that strong effort when they passed three-quarters in 1:25.3. Turning for home it looked like Lucky Nadotremblay might pull off the shocker from the perfect pocket ride, but Fireyourguns dropped and hit another gear, stopping the clock in 1:53.3 and just missing the track record by one-fifth of a second. Bahama Bay closed strongly to finish a game third.

Fireyourguns (American Ideal-Villa Hanover) is owned by Terence P. McClory and Jennifer and Robert Lowe.

In the co-featured Open II Pace, Youwillwishyouhad (Kevin Cummings) continued his dominance after being parked the mile last week and finishing fifth. He left and cleared before the quarter and had no issue getting to the top spot. At the half, Salazar made his move and was followed by Bakken, who never advanced. Going up the backstretch, Unicorn Hanover challenged, but stalled and tried to come back on in the stretch to no avail.

Youwillwishyouhad, a 1:54.4 winner tonight, is trained by James Clouser Jr. and owned by Leonard Segall. He is now six-for-10 on the year.

Racing resumes on Wednesday with a first post of 5:00 p.m. and $3.00 food specials at the Clubhouse Sports Bar.

(With files from Buffalo Raceway)

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