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Racing Roundup: Heavenly Place charges to victory in Buffalo Open
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - from harness publicists across North America

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Wednesday's (April 30) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Buffalo Raceway and Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

Heavenly Place charges to victory in Buffalo Open

Hamburg, NY --- Heavenly Place won the cavalry charge to the wire and registered a determined head victory over Ugly Betty in the $10,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace in 1:59.1 over a sloppy track at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday.

 
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Heavenly Place (#6) rallied to win the F&M Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway.

It was a last-to-first place rally for Heavenly Place ($7.00) as the razor-sharp 6-year-old mare has now been in the money 11 of 12 races in 2014 including six victories.

The front-running St Lads Zena set the fractions to the third-quarter marker with times of :29.1, :59.2 and 1:29.3. As heads turned for home, the compact field of six all fanned out with a chance for the victory.

But it was Heavenly Place (David McNeight III), sitting sixth and last at the three-quarter pole, who was the widest and fastest in the race to the wire. The final panel of :29 was enough to edge out a hard-charging Ugly Betty (Jack Flanigen). Dontch Remember (Ray Fisher Jr.) finished in third place.

Owned by Chs Racing and Limerick Racing, Heavenly Place (Riverboat King-Angel Place) is trained by David McNeight Jr. The win pushed her winnings to $34,922 this year and $112,495 lifetime.

-- Brian J. Mazurek

Saratoga Casino and Raceway
Clown’s Smile (Grinfromeartoear) rattled off his third consecutive victory on Wednesday night in the $7,500 claiming pace at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Leading driver Billy Dobson swung the 8-5 second choice three wide at the three-quarter pole and the 10-year-old pacer cruised right by to register his fifth win on the season. The Monica Krist-trainee stopped the timer in 1:56 over a sloppy track that seemed to play fast on Wednesday night. The win was one of three for Dobson who is seeking his fifth consecutive driver’s title at the Spa.


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