HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Diditagain Hanover 'did it again' at Buffalo Raceway as the 6-year-old gelding won his fifth straight race with a half-length victory over Rock N Roll Legend in the featured $10,500 Open Pace in 1:55.4 over the fast track.
After racing in the $10,000 optional claiming ranks a little more than a month ago, Diditagain Hanover has progressively and successfully stepped up the ladder and reached top rung this week. He showed he was ready for the challenge against the best pacers on the grounds.
It was a slightly different tactic used by Diditagain Hanover ($4.20) and driver. Usually coming off the pace, Diditagain Hanover, who scored from the rail, went to the top and didn't look back. After putting up fractions of 29, 58.2 and 1:27, the 28.4 final panel proved to be just enough to hold off the late charge from Rock N Roll Legend ( ). Western Alumni ( ) took third place position.
The victory was the sixth in Diditagain Hanover's last seven starts and seventh win of the season. He is owned by Thomas Mazzone and trained by Lisa Zgodzinski. The win sent his winnings to $29,746 in 2014 and $149,989 lifetime.
Racing will resume on Wednesday night at Buffalo Raceway with an 11-race program slated for 5 p.m.
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by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway