Hey Kobe cooks up a win at Buffalo
April 25, 2018
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A better draw, an easier level and a perfect pocket trip were the ingredients for Hey Kobe as she cooked up a victory in Buffalo Raceway's featured $8,400 pace on Wednesday night (April 25) in a seasonal best 1:56.3 over the sloppy track.
Dropping down into an optional claimer after competing in the Open Pace for the ladies the past three weeks, Hey Kobe ($11.60) also found the two hole to her liking as well after getting straddled with three consecutive five posts in those outings.
Sgt Molly Pitcher (John Cummings Jr.) splashed out to the early lead and Hey Kobe (DavidMcNeightIII) followed in tow from the garden spot through splits of :28.3, :58.2 and 1:27.3.
Coming around the final turn before the stretch run, Hey Kobe tipped to the outside and eventually wore down the pace-setting Sgt Molly Pitcher to notch the neck decision.Sportsmuffler(Drew Monti) showed plenty of late kick but could only muster up a third place finish.
Owned by KeithPinkowskiand trained byMihajloZdjelarJr., it was the third win in 14 appearances for the 6-year-old mare Hey Kobe (Bettor's Delight-American West). The victory pushed her 2018 earnings to $19,681 and $279,730 lifetime.
It was bombs away in the tenth race asPanalytical(Monti) scored a $72.50 victory which help ignite an 8-5 exactathat returned $2,523 and an 8-5-4trifectathat cashed out for $5,078.75.
Billy Davis Jr. and Monti completed the action with a triples in the bike while Richard Roth finished with a training double. (Buffalo)