Batavia, NY---After three-straight starts from post two in the $9,250 mares Open pace at Batavia Downs without a win, the fourth time was the charm for She's A Maniac on Wednesday (Sept. 3) as the 7-year-old bay went wire-to-wire for driver.
She's A Maniac circled Real Joy () out of the gate and took a comfortable one and one-half length lead to the quarter in :27.4. With the rest of the field in post position order behind her, the outer flow started towards her at the half in :57.1.
McNeight stepped up the pace to escape the pursuers with a :28.1 third panel as closer and mares Open winner for the last two weeks, Bazooka Terror, was being wound up byto take her best shot of the night. But fast and furious came up a bit short this week as the race-long leader completed the circuit in front with a 1:54.4 clocking. She's A Maniac returned $15.60 to her supporters.
This was the ninth win in 28 starts for She's A Maniac bringing her seasonal earnings up to $72,965 for owner North Creek Racing LLC and trainer.
Leading dash driverscored another grand slam on Wednesday night, finishing first with Lucky Style ($5.40), Peaceful Prince ($5.40), Fiftyonefifty ($4.40) and Helena's Hope ($9.10).
Racing resumes Friday at Batavia Downs with a 6:35 post.
By Tim Bojarski, for Batavia Downs