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'BZ' Glides To Open Trot Victory

Published: September 25, 2015 10:15 pm ET

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BZ Glide ($6.10) made a change in race strategy pay off by going wire-to-wire in the $9,500 Open Trot featured at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Sept. 25).

In what seemed to be a race from a parallel universe, nothing that is known to normally happen, occurred. BZ Glide (Mike Caprio), who almost always comes from off the pace, went right for the lead. And habitual front-runner, Lutetium (Kevin Cummings), settled in the garden spot, opting to let someone else dictate the race.

In the end, the contrary methodology of one paid off while the other, not so much.

BZ Glide performed like a well-oiled machine on top, covering scads of ground with his long, fluid stride. He controlled the field by a loose length the entire race under a passive hand-drive by Caprio, setting fractions of :28.2, :58.4 and 1:28.4 before rounding the final turn.

As they headed down the stretch, Cummings directed Lutetium off his cover and tried to gain momentum on the pylons, but their attempt was ineffective as BZ Glide trotted home without issue in 1:57.4.

The win was the sixth in 15 starts for BZ Glide this year and the winner’s share of the purse boosted his earnings to $42,695 for owner Caprio LLC. The six-year-old Yankee Glide gelding is trained by Alana Caprio.

(Batavia Downs)


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