Armed Dangerously escapes with narrow win

03:11 PM 22 Mar 2014 NZDT
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Armed Dangerously (#1)
Armed Dangerously (#1) now has $160,528 lifetime
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HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Armed Dangerously needed everything in his arsenal to hang on for a nose victory over a hard-charging Fiorentina in the harness racing featured $10,500 Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway Friday night (March 21) in a lifetime best of 1:58.1. 

It took every step for Armed Dangerously to capture his third victory in six starts in 2014. After finally disposing of a parked Detailer just past the half mile, Armed Dangerously had to prep himself for the stretch battle with the pocket-sitting Fiorentina.
 
In the lane, Fiorentina (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) kept inching closer on the outside but ran out of real estate as Armed Dangerously ($6.10) and driver Ray Fisher Jr. had just enough ammunition left to shoot down the late challenge. Ilovemymommy (Jim McNeight) took the show position.
 
Owned by Michael Torcello and trained by Gerry Sarama, Armed Dangerously, a 5-year-old horse, has now been in the money five of six starts in 2014 and improved his bankroll to $17,528 this season and $160,528 lifetime.
 
The action continues on Saturday night at Buffalo Raceway with a 12-race card scheduled to get underway at 6:40 p.m. The $10,500 Open Pace is on tap along with the semi-finals of the Michael Scores Knockout Claiming Series. 
 
For more information including race replays, results, promotions and latest news, go to www.buffaloraceway.com
 
by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway
 
 
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