HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Studio City returned to Open Trot competition at Buffalo Raceway Friday night (May 9) after a successful one-week drop in class and do so impressively by capturing a three-quarter length decision over BZ Glide in the $10,500 feature.
Last week, Studio City used a late kick to rally from far back to win by a head in the Open II. That style worked again to perfection as the 5-year-old gelding came from far back in the stretch to win going away.
Big Baller set the tempo with times of 30.0, 1:02, and 1:32.1 over the good track. Sitting last as the field of six turned for home, winning driverhad Studio City ($8.80) in high gear and blew by everyone on the outside to take the victory in 2:02.4. BZ Glide (Mike Caprio) took second place in his first start of the season while Big Baller (Ron Beback Jr.) held on for third place.
Studio City, trained by, is co-owned by Dr. Scott Woogen and Lisa Denison. It was the fourth win in 14 starts this season for Studio City ( -Yagot Prestige) and upped his seasonal winnings to $29,945 and $154,978 lifetime.
by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway