Hamburg, NY – Wonderful World found everything to be just marvelous at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (March 24) as she went gate-to-wire to grab the victory in the $8,800 Class A-AA Handicapped Pace for the ladies.
Having little trouble in grabbing the lead from the start, Wonderful World ($6.70) enjoyed a great springtime tour around the Hamburg half-mile oval in turning back Greenhilldebatable (Shawn McDonough) by 1-1/4 lengths in 1:56.4 over the fast track. Ellieonthemove (Kevin Cummings) took the show position.
Driver Ray Fisher Jr. fired Wonderful World off the gate and put up good fractions of :29.0, :57.3 and 1:27.1. Taking a solid two length advantage to the top of the stretch, Wonderful World was in no serious danger the rest of the way as she strutted her stuff safely to the wire to notch her first win of the campaign.
Owned and trained by Sabrina Shaw, the 7-year-old mare Wonderful World (If I Can Dream-Smilefortheofficer) has now earned $8,762 this season and $173,683 lifetime.
In the sub-featured event, Robintheatm ($7.20) made it three straight by trouncing the field in the $7,200 Class A-B Handicapped Pace for the gals in 1:57.1. She beat Who’s Got The Move (Kevin Cummings) by three lengths with Hey Kobe (David McNeight III) finishing in a distant third.
Trained by Gerry Sarama and owned by Mike Torcello, Robintheatm (Nuclear Breeze-Robin The Bank) has earned $10,225 in 2021 and $163,562 in her career.
Morrill Jr. completed the evening with four wins while Billy Davis Jr. finished with three. Sarama had three victories and Jim Graham picked up two on the training side of the ledger.
Racing will continue on Saturday evening with a 12-race program set for 6 p.m. There will be a $5,000 guaranteed pool in the Pick-5 which begins in the second race.
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