CR Blazin Beauty finally gets Open win at Buffalo

Hamburg, NY —¬†After four consecutive second place finishes in the Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway, CR Blazin Beauty found the winner’s circle on Saturday afternoon (June 18) with a dialed down 2-3/4 length victory over Lougazi in 1:59.1.

CR Blazin Beauty found the winner’s circle on Saturday afternoon in 1:59.1. Bill Burke photo.

CR Blazin Beauty (David McNeight III) used her recent tactic of trying to bottom out the field and this time it worked out just fine. With panels of :29.2, :59.2 and 1:28, she had a big eight length cushion to play with down the stretch and that was more than enough to beat Lougazi (Ray Fisher Jr.). Daylon Phantom (Drew Monti) rolled in for third.

Owned by Marissa Russo and trained by David Russo, it was the third victory in 16 attempts for the 8-year-old mare CR Blazin Beauty (Crazed-Melrose Abbey). Her bankroll increased to $43,934 in 2022 and $367,502 career-wise.

All About Thechase ($3.70) had the field trying to chase him down in the sub-featured $12,400 trot but they weren’t successful as the 6-year-old gelding put away Photo Bomber by 2-1/4 lengths in 1:59.3.

After playing the give and go with Schnickel Fritz at the start, All About Thechase was in command with fractions of :29.3, 1:00.2 and 1:30. The lone problem came with a quarter-mile to pace as Photo Bomber pulled alongside All About Thechase, making it a match race to the finish line.

The two-horse battle soon evaporated as All About Thechase (Mike Caprio) pulled away in the lane to get the win. Photo Bomber (Jim Morrill Jr.) had to settle for second best while Sanchez Rocks (Monti) rallied for third.

Owned by the Caprio Stable and trained by Alana Caprio, it was the second victory in six tries for All About Thechase (Conway Hall-Highway Cash). The score moved his seasonal earnings to $14,940 and $68,868 lifetime.

Racing will resume on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with a nine-race card set for Father’s Day.

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