Bred For Greatness Keeps Winning

Published: June 24, 2020 10:57 pm EDT

The tactics may have changed but the results remained the same for Bred For Greatness, who posted his fourth straight victory at Buffalo Raceway with a narrow 1:57.3 win over Lougazi in the $11,500 Class A-Open Handicap Trot on Wednesday night (June 24).

The win, which returned $14.80 to his backers, was also the seventh in eight tries this season for the six-year-old Federal Way gelding.

Usually staying close to the lead, Bred For Greatness turned things around this time as winning driver Kevin Cummings shot to the lead and posted fractions of :29.2, :59 and 1:29.

While enjoying the lead, Bred For Greatness knew Lougazi would charge late, and he was right. But fortunately, Bred For Greatness hung on while Lougazi (Ray Fisher Jr.) just ran out of real estate. Victoria Swan (Drew Monti) captured third.

Owned by trainer Mike Ohol and Steven Gross, Bred For Greatness has put $37,240 in the bank this season and $128,471 lifetime.

Hey Kobe ($11.00) got a perfect pocket trip and posted a three-quarter-length victory over Blue Bell Bonnie in the $10,000 Class A-B Handicap for distaff pacers.

After watching the pace setting Squeeze This park out the heavily favoured Hey Sweetie through three-quarters in 1:28.1, it became a closer's dream come true.

Hey Kobe pounced on the golden opportunity in the passing lane and took full advantage to score. Blue Bell Bonnie (David McNeight III) rallied for second and Squeeze This (Fisher) held on for third.

Hey Kobe, an eight-year-old Bettors Delight mare owned by Keith Pinkowski and trained by Mihajlo Zdejlar Jr., now has four victories in 10 tries this year. The win jumped her seasonal earnings to $18,918 and $371,289 lifetime.

Fisher and Billy Davis Jr. each had driving triples, while Wade Tomaszewski and Cummings had doubles. Maria Rice and Ryan Swift each produced two training victories.

Racing action will continue on Saturday evening (June 27) at 6 p.m. with a 13-race program slated.

(Buffalo Raceway)