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Buoncammino wins Betzotic Stakes
Sunday, May 04, 2014 - by Tom Kelley, publicity director, Balmoral Park

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Crete, IL---Illinois conceived and foaled pacing fillies stepped into the spotlight on Saturday night (May 3) as a field of nine sophomores were sent to battle in a $10,000 Betzotic Stakes.

 
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John De Long and Buoncammino stormed by their rivals in the late going to win Saturday's $10,000 Betzotic Stakes. 

While she may be lightly raced, Pm Investment’s Buoncammino looked like a seasoned veteran in this event as she stormed home from the back of the pack to record a three-quarter-length victory in 1:55 for driver John De Long.

Getting away eighth as last year’s top fillies Molly Go Lightly (Dave Magee) and Thesleazyprincess (Todd Warren) battled through splits of 28, 57 and 1:26.3, De Long moved the Richard Schrock-trained miss three-wide as the field turned for the money.

Gobbling up one filly after another in effortless fashion, this daughter of Yankee Skyscaper—Mcjates Shadow went from eighth to first with a wicked 27.1 final quarter to record her third win in six career starts. Fox Valley Amanda (Dale Hiteman) turned in a hard-fought effort to be the bridesmaid while Thesleazyprincess held on for third.

Unraced at 2, Buoncammino who was pounded at the betting windows despite the outside post, returned just $5.80, $3.80 and $3.60 while upping her bankroll to $11,590.


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