Emmons, Clouser Jr., Gray sweep at Buffalo
February 21, 2019
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It was a great night for owner William Emmons, trainer James Clouser Jr. and driver Shawn Gray as the trio combined to sweep both featured events at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (Feb. 20).
In the $10,500 Class A Open Handicap Trot, Time Will Tell All made it two straight by nudging past Empire Earl N in 2:01.0 while in the $10,500 Class A Open Handicap Pace for the filly and mares, You Mach Me Crazy rallied in the stretch to turn back HP Sissy in a snappy 1:56.3 over the good track.
Gray, Buffalo Raceway's leading driver in the early going, completed the grand slam by connecting with Donna's Beach ($5.40) and Glow Boat ($4.70).
Time Will Tell All didn't get much love at all from the public as she returned $24.40 for the victory in the first main event.
Sitting sixth, Gray took Time Will Tell All on a first over trip just past the half and eventually battled with the tempo-setting and stubborn Empire Earl N (Ray Fisher Jr.) down the lane. It wasn't until deep stretch when Time Will Tell All managed to take the lead and hold on for a neck decision. Lucky Guess (Kirk Desmond) had plenty of late trot and took the show position.
It was the second win in five tries for Time Will Tell All (Prayer I Am-Tender Dion). The 8-year-old gelding has now bankrolled $13,125 in 2019 and $204,986 lifetime.
In the featured pace for the ladies, Gray basically used the same method to send You Mach Me Crazy ($6.00) for the photo opportunity.
After settling into sixth, You Mach Me Crazy was sent first over by Gray and looked like he was going to have clearing sailing to the top. Unfortunately just before the three-quarter marker, HP Sissy (Denny Bucceri) made the first move and took over command.
Things worked out just fine however for You Mach Me Crazy as Gray was able to find an open path on the outside down the lane and zoomed past HP Sissy, finishing three-quarters of a length in front. Sentimental Lady (Billy Davis Jr.) took third.
You Mach Me Crazy (Mach Three-Lady Terror) is a 6-year-old mare that now has won three of four starts this season, putting $15,175 in the bank in 2019 and $118,729 in her career.
Besides the stellar night by Gray, Davis Jr. notched a triple and Fisher Jr. a double. George Anthrop, a newcomer to Buffalo Raceway, conditioned three winners while Lynn Fisher and Gerry Sarama had a pair of training victories.
Racing will continue on Saturday night with a 6 p.m. post. The first Pick-5 carryover of the season will await fans with $992 in the pot.
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