HAMBURG, N.Y. --- It's been since March 5 when Ugly Betty last paid a visit to the winner's circle at Buffalo Raceway. While knocking on the door, she's been just missing attending the photo shoot.
But Ugly Betty turned in a 'beauty' of a race on Wednesday night in the featured $10,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace and got to strike a winning pose once again.
Turning in a seasonal best time of 1:56.0 over a good track, Ugly Betty easily topped You're Too Funny by 1-3/4 lengths in scoring her fourth win in 13 appearances in 2014.
After playing 'give-and-go' with You're Too Funny, Ugly Betty set the tempo with fractions of 28.3, 58.0 and 1:27.1.
It was then a three-horse break away by the time the field of seven hit the three-quarter marker. In the stretch, Ugly Betty ($3.80) was never in trouble as driverkept the 6-year-old mare on task and cruised to the line. You're Too Funny ( ) held on for second while Majic Laughter ( ) took the show spot as the pair came up empty down the lane.
Owned by Margaret Payne and Jennifer Falcone, Ugly Betty (-Red Road Rage) has now amassed $28,683 in earnings this season and $140,645 lifetime. Dennis Dylo handled the training duties.
Racing will continue at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night when a 13-race card is scheduled to begin at 6:40 p.m.
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by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway