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Mr Euroman Narrowly At Batavia

Published: September 13, 2020 1:40 am ET

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After taking a week off, Mr Euroman returned with strong resolve and won the $8,000 Open II Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Sept. 12).

Daylight Rush started from the pylons and kept that position for most of the race. With no other leavers in the contest, Dave McNeight III guided Daylight Rush to a tepid half of :57.2 with Mr Euroman sitting on his back.

Mcspidey pulled first-over in front of the stands but only got as close as a half length to Daylight Rush by three-quarters in 1:25.2. As they made their way through the turn, Mcspidey faded as Billy Davis Jr. pulled right line on Mr Euroman, who popped out of the hole, barreled down the lane and ran down Daylight Rush at the wire to win by a quarter length in 1:53.3, which was a new seasonal mark.

It was the third win of the year for Mr Euroman who is owned by Vogel and Wags Nags Stable, Team Rice Racing and Adelphi Bloodstock. Maria Rice is the trainer. He paid $17.40 to win.

In the $7,000 Open III pace, Polak A came in fresh off a two-month layoff and bounced back strong his first start out of the box with a come-from-behind effort and strong stretch drive to catch the race-long leader Machlicious at the wire to win by a head in 1:55.2.

Polak A is owned by Eric Prevost and trained by Sabrina Shaw. Ray Fisher Jr. drove the $25.20 winner.

Billy Davis Jr. and Drew Monti both drove three winners on Saturday’s card while Shawn McDonough piloted two. McDonough also registered two wins on the training side along with Maria Rice.

Racing resumes at Batavia Downs on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 16) at 5 p.m. (EDT). There will a carry over pool of $858 for the Pick-5 wager on Wednesday and as a result, a United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering guaranteed pool of $3,000 for that wager with free program pages available starting Sunday (Sept. 14) at, and on the Batavia Downs Facebook page.

(Batavia Downs)

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