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BZ Glide Goes Back-To-Back At Batavia

Published: September 28, 2018 8:42 pm ET

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BZ Glide waved bye-bye to the field as he passed them all going from worst to first in the $10,500 Open Handicap trotting feature at Batavia Downs on Friday afternoon (September 28).

BZ Glide (Mike Caprio) got away last off the gate while Chelseas Chance (Billy Davis Jr.) smoked early fractions of :27 and :57. At that station, Southern Palms (Kevin Cummings) pulled first-up with Call My Broker (Drew Monti) on his back and they tried to advance on the leader past the five-eighths. But Southern Palms' bid failed and Call My Broker was forced to go wide around him.

At that point, BZ Glide was locked in tight last behind horses fanning three-deep at the three-quarters and things were looking bleak. But as the race progressed through the turn, Southern Palms finally faded to last allowing BZ Glide a spot to get off the pegs. Then a good five lengths off the leader and forced to tip three-wide himself, Caprio unleashed BZ Glide and with a couple of rocks and a couple of knocks, the big horse responded heartily and rolled by everyone to win in 1:57.

The win was the second straight top-class trot victory at Batavia Downs for BZ Glide ($5.20), who now has seven wins on the year and $56,343 earned for owner Caprio stable LLC and trainer Alana Caprio.

In the $8,000 Open II trot, Bold Dresser (Shawn McDonough) was never headed going gate-to-wire in 1:58.3 to score his fifth victory of the year. Harry Wortzman owns Bold Dresser ($3.70), who is trained by his driver Shawn McDonough.

Drew Monti led all drivers on the night with three wins while Shawn McDonough and Ray Fisher Jr. each garnered a pair.

Racing resumes at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (September 29) with post time at 6 p.m.

(Batavia Downs)


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