Hamburg, NY – Class Six is finding his surroundings at Buffalo Raceway very comfortable as he notched his third victory in as many starts with a neck win over Percy’s Z Tam in the $11,500 Class AA-Open Pace on Saturday night (June 27).
Since arriving from Miami Valley in Ohio in the beginning of June, Class Six ($21) has reeled off three consecutive wins with three different drivers. Shawn McDonough had his opportunity behind Class Six this time around and he made the best of it.
Following behind the second choice and pace-setting China Dream, Class Six and McDonough roared through the passing lane and drove to the score in 1:55 over the fast track. Percy’s Z Tam (Kevin Cummings) took the photo for second with China Dream (Billy Davis Jr.) finishing in third.
Owned by Eric Prevost and trained by Sabrina Shaw, it was the third victory in 12 tries this season for the 9-year-old gelded Class Six (Western Ideal-Can Du River). The win jacked his earnings to $28,460 in 2020 and $406,966 in his career.
In the sub-featured $10,000 Class A Pace, Black Is Back ($8.40) returned to his winning ways with a half length victory over Daylight Rush in 1:54.4.
Black Is Back, a winner of 10 races in 26 starts and amassing $79,675 in earnings last season, failed to hit the board in his only two starts of 2020, both coming in the Class AA-Open level. But a slight dip in class proved to be the perfect remedy.
Firing off the starting gate, Black Is Back (Davis Jr.) managed to reach the top and set the splits of :28.0, :57.0 and 1:26.0, bringing along the favored Daylight Rush (David McNeight III) for the pocket trip.
In the stretch, Black Is Back stubbornly stood his ground as Daylight Rush tried valiantly but couldn’t get past the winner. In Runaway Bay N (McDonough) took the show spot.
Black Is Back (Western Terror-Magic Moments) is a 7-year-old gelding who is co-owned by Mihajlo Zdjelar Sr. and Curtis Edholm with Mihajlo Zdjelar Jr. handling the training duties.
Racing will continue on Wednesday night (July 1) at 6 p.m. with a 13-race card scheduled.
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