Day At The Track

Carmen Cappotelli trainee goes from last to first

02:56 PM 14 May 2016 NZST
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Red Clay goes last to first in Buffalo Raceway feature.
Red Clay goes last to first in Buffalo Raceway feature.
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Luck was on the side of Red Clay on Friday the 13th at Buffalo Raceway. After making a costly break while leading the pack last week, Red Clay was on his best behavior this time around and scored a neck harness racing victory in 1:59.2 over Lucky Pablo in the featured $8,200 trot.
Sitting sixth and last past the half mile pole, Red Clay started his march to top as Lucky Pablo set the splits of 29.3, 59.4 and 1:30.2 over the fast track. At the top of the stretch, driver Shawn McDonough and Red Clay went three-wide, stayed on gait, and put a neck in front just before the wire. Lucky Pablo (Jim Morrill Jr.) was a broken hearted second and Striker Ace (Ray Fisher Jr.) third.
Co-owned by Patricia Cappotelli and trainer Carmen Cappotelli, Red Clay (American Mike-Ersa Kash) is a 6-year-old gelding who won for the first time in his third start of the campaign. His seasonal earnings moved to $5,142 and $30,956 lifetime.
McDonough, Morrill Jr. and David McNeight III finished the evening with a driving doubles while trainer John Mungillo had a pair of victories.
Racing will continue on Saturday at 6 p.m. with an 11-race program scheduled. The Pick-5, which begins in the fifth race, will have a carryover of $1,217.
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by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway
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