Lutetium romps in Buffalo Raceway Open

11:49 AM 24 May 2014 NZST
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Lutetium wins with ease again for driver Kevin Cummings
Photo by Steve Roth

Hamburg, NY-- The rains came, the track was fast and still it did not bother Lutetium and driver Kevin Cummings at all.

Lutetium (5.60 5.50 4.40) went right to the lead and never looked back once the gates opened. Driver Kevin Cummings had to do battle with Big Baller (Ron Beback Jr.) and Armed Dangerously around the opening turn but once they straightened away it was smooth sailing. Big Baller Tracked intently from in 2nd, but the times tonight were very quick considering the rain.

When the field hit the half mile pole, Lutetium slowed down the pace to a 29.2 2nd panel after a blistering 28.4 opening quarter mark. They all looked to bunch up after that when Shawn McDonough and Mystical Escapade made the 1st move and Studio City (Jack Flanigen) followed. By the time they hit the three-quarter marker it was too late for either of them and Big Baller who was 2nd at the time as Lutetium had opened up by 5 lengths.

Lutetium is owned by Colleen Girdlestone and trained by Mark Laidlaw. This is his 6th win of 2014, most of them coming over the Buffalo Raceway half mile track.

Racing continues on Saturday night with a 13-race program with a first post of 6:40PM. We start racing on Sundays in June with a 1st post of 1:05 PM. For more information, results, race replays, and much more visit buffaloraceway.com

By Michael Carter, for Buffalo Raceway
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