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Fisher Sweeps Batavia Features

Published: August 12, 2020 9:30 pm ET

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Ray Fisher Jr. had a big night at Batavia Downs on Wednesday (Aug. 12) after winning the $7,500 pacing and trotting features with Lady London and State Ofmyhead As, respectively.

Fisher first took the Fillies and Mares Open II Pace with Lady London, who led every step of the way.

Lady London went for the front, but got stung to the quarter in :26.4 by The Bay Front (Denny Bucceri) before settling in. Once she was on top, however, she proceeded to pace with authority. Lady London got to three-quarters in 1:24.1 with an open two-length lead and the field stacked up behind her. The race turned for home and Lady London finished what she started, winning in a new seasonal mark of 1:54.

Lady London ($10.40) is owned by VHF Racing and trained by Sabrina Shaw.

Later, in the Open I-II Trot, Fisher was a passenger behind the runaway State Ofmyhead As, who scored a major upset at 17-1.

State Ofmyhead As took a three-length lead at the quarter in :28, and he didn’t relent from there. After getting to the half in :56.3 and three-quarters in 1:26.1, State Ofmyhead As opened up a 4-1/4 length margin as he cruised to the finish line all alone in 1:57, giving himself a new lifetime mark.

State Ofmyhead As ($36.80) is trained by Ryan Swift for Tanah Merah Farm and the Swift Racing Stable.

Other drivers had multiple win nights, including Jim Morrill Jr., who had three, and Jim McNeight Jr., who had two. Trainers Gerry Sarama and Jim McNeight also scored two wins apiece.

Racing at Batavia Downs resumes on Saturday (Aug. 15) at 6 p.m.

(Batavia Downs)


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