Workmanlike Barn Hall wins third straight at Buffalo

Hamburg, NY — A workmanlike effort in Buffalo Raceway’s $15,000 Open Trot on Friday afternoon (May 20) earned Barn Hall his third consecutive victory as he recorded a three-quarter-length win over CR Blazin Beauty in 1:58.4.

Barn Hall kept CR Blazin Beauty at bay to win Friday’s Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway. Bill Burke photo.

After tying the all-aged colt trotting mark last week with a 1:56.2 score, Barn Hall (Kevin Cummings) didn’t need a big mile to dispose of the other six entrants this time around. Facing no resistance in getting to the lead from his assigned post seven, Barn Hall caught somewhat of a break as E Street broke from the rail and the second choice on the betting board, Frank’s Watching, was tardy at the start. This allowed Barn Hall ($3.50) to easily grab the lead, and he put his head down and went to work despite beginning from the outside for the first time this season.

Following sensible fractions of :30.2, 1:00.2 and 1:30.1 over the fast track, Barn Hall found CR Blazin Beauty (David McNeight III) as the lone threat down the stretch. A :28.3 last panel by Barn Hall extinguished those hopes as CR Blazin Beauty had to settle for second. Its A Horse (Kyle Cummings), who sat in the pocket until the top of the lane, held on for third.

It was the third victory in five tries in 2022 for Barn Hall, The 4-year-old son of Conway Hall is co-owned by trainer Steven Pratt, Nancy Pratt, Purple Haze Stables and the Out In The Country Stable. The win moved Barn Hall’s seasonal earnings to $26,500 and $151,296 lifetime.

Keith Kash Jr. had a driving triple on the card while McNeight and Kevin Cummings each had a pair. Ryan Swift and Angelo Nappo posted two training victories apiece.

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