HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Beechwood Wayne took a week off but returned to action on Saturday night (March 15) and easily went gate-to-wire to take the featured $10,500 Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway in a seasonal best of 1:57.2 over the fast track.
Last seen on March 1, Beechwood Wayne ($5.20) has now won five of six starts in 2014. The lone blemish on his stellar record this season is a second place finish where he lost by a mere length in that March 1 appearance.
But Beechwood Wayne returned fit and ready and his six competitors couldn't stop the sharp 7-year-old gelding. Driver. sent him right to the top and put up splits of 29.4, 1:00.0 and 1:29.2. Zipnthruthehall (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) sat the pocket the entire trip but finished 1-1/2 lengths back. Salazar ( ) showed plenty of closing speed in the lane and finished third.
Owned by Tessa Roland and Mark Jakubik, Beechwood Wayne has now pushed his seasonal earnings to $26,375 and $186,471 lifetime. Buffalo Raceway's leading trainerconditioned the winner.
The action returns to Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday evening when an 11-race program is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.
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