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Susies Delight Prevails In Mares Open

Published: September 21, 2016 10:43 pm ET

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Susies Delight proved patience is a virtue as she laid in wait before pouncing on her foes in the $9,500 Mares Open pacing feature at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night (September 21).

Kaitlyn Akeeper (Jim Morrill Jr.) set the pace as the heavy post time favourite All Charged Up (John Macdonald) couldn't get the front and didn't find a hole. That was the start of a long journey for her as she was parked the rest of the way. So with Memumsnotnice (Kevin Cummings) sitting second and All Charged Up hung out like laundry, Kaitlyn Akeeper cut fractions of :27.1, :56.3 and 1:25.2.

At three-quarters, All Charged Up was making her way to the rear and that freed Susies Delight (Ray Fisher Jr.) from her encumbered position in fourth and she began a run up to the leader. Coming out of the turn, Susies Delight drew even with Kaitlyn Akeeper and the mares battled into the stretch. Fisher began bouncing in the bike like he was sitting on a trampoline, urging his mare ahead. And ahead she forged to a half-length victory in 1:54.2.

The win was the fourth of the year for the six-year-old daughter of Bettors Delight ($13.00) and the time of 1:54.2 was a new seasonal mark for the winner. Susies Delight is owned by the Swift Racing Stable and trained by Ryan Swift.

Drew Monti, Dave McNeight III and Ray Fisher Jr. all scored driving triples on the night while John Mungillo, Bradley Jackson and Dave McNeight Jr. conditioned two winners apiece.

Racing resumes at Batavia Downs on Friday night (September 23) with post time for the first race set at 6:15 p.m.

(With files from Batavia Downs)


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