HAMBURG, N.Y. --- L Diz ($8.70) made a big jump up in class Wednesday night (Feb. 12) at Buffalo Raceway but she handled the competition with an impressive length victory in the $9,500 Fillies and Mares Open I-II Handicap Pace.
The past two weeks, L Diz found success in lower conditions with a first and second place finish. The step up proved to be the right move as Buffalo Raceway's leading drivertook her wire-to-wire, beating Delightful Syd (Ray Fisher Jr.) by a diminishing half-length in 1:59.1 over the fast surface. She had set fractions of 29.3, 59.3 and 1:29.3 in setting a seasonal mark of 1:59.1 and had enough in the tank to hang on for the win.
Ugly Betty () skimmed the pylons and took third.
Owned by Ted Cupp and trained by, the 5-year-old mare L Diz ( -Hosel Rocket) now has two wins on the 2014 campaign and $8,080 in the bank.
With Buffalo Raceway currently running four nights a week, Wednesday through Saturday, trainers and owners should be aware that there are great opportunities to race your horse here. For more information, call the Buffalo Raceway race office and 716-649-1280, ext. 6234.
The action resumes on Thursday night at 5 p.m. with a 12-race program scheduled.
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by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway