Hamburg, NY-- On a day where the 1 hole ruled the first 6 races Ryan's Caviar had a streak of his own. Ryan's Caviar entered Sunday with 4 straight victories all by half length or less, but today the 10-year-old SJ's Caviar gelding had a much tougher group to face. Getting a very good draw off the claim in the 4 hole, he showed that he could control the pace his own way.
After Somedancer Hanover broke before the start, Bit O Lavec set the early pace. Ryan's Caviar () dropped in behind the early pace as Ramblin Rick ( ) the Open horse was parked to the opening quarter mark. The quarter time was a little fast for the trotters in 28.4 over the fast track, but Ramblin Rick rolled up on the outside led to the half way point slowing down the fractions.
At that point McDonough decided it was time to pull Ryan's Caviar to try to contend for the lead. By the time the field reached the three-quarter mile pole Ryan's Caviar was clear by two lengths as Ramblin Rick had stopped. Ryan's Caviar went on to win his fith straight race in a rated 2:00 4/5, Bit O Lavec (Dave McNeight III) was a game 2nd and Madimpulse Hanover came flying home to finish 3rd.
In talking toafter the race he said "He has been very sharp as of late is in a really nice class." He (McDonough) went on to say "this horse can take a ton of air and can come from anywhere."
In other racing action at Buffalo Raceway one of the 3-year-old fillies scored her first victory since coming to Buffalo Raceway. Aroma (By Michael Carter, for Buffalo Raceway -Cinnamon Reel- ) scored very nicely in the 10th race for leading driver and Trainer Kirk Desmond. Aroma was bread in Maryland by Winbak Farm.